Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/21/12
The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury had a career-best season with 42 wins, just one shy of most in the NHL. He's the owner of a Stanley Cup ring, robbing the Detroit Red Wings in the final seconds of Game 7 in 2009 to preserve his team's place in hockey history. Outside of Pittsburgh, however, the 27-year-old who is nicknamed "Flower" doesn't often get mentioned among the NHL's elite netminders. And, in the first few games of this first-round playoff series between the Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, he didn't particularly look like one. But things started to change for Fleury Wednesday in Philadelphia, when he showed signs of regaining his confidence as the Penguins romped to a 10-3 win to stave off elimination in Game 4. And, back home in Pittsburgh for Friday's Game 5, he was the difference between the Penguins starting an early, disappointing offseason and living to fight another day. On the backs of Fleury and a gritty, energetic third line centered by Jordan Staal, the Pengui...
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