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Marc-Andre Fleury won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2009. That will feel like a lifetime ago for many Penguins fans on Tuesday night, after watching Fleury beat by the surprising New York Islanders.
Since 2005, Fleury has the 22nd-best save percentage among goalies with at least 200 starts, and he looked like the 22nd-best goalie in the arena at the Nassau Coliseum. Punctuated by a Casey Cizikas goal in the closing minutes, Fleury’s performance was anything but Stanley Cup-caliber, and it will certainly have Penguins fans clamoring for Tomas Vokoun in a pivotal Game 5 back at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Then again, there wasn’t much that Fleury could do against John Tavares in what ended up being the game-winning goal. Check it out in the video below.
The Price is … hurt
Then again, the Penguins weren’t the only ones turning to their backup goalie Tuesday. The Canadiens were forced to play Peter Budaj in overtime of their game after ...
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Before I begin, I must confess that it pained me to write this piece. The last thing I want to do is be hard on a player—in this case Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury—when he’s down. Not only is Fleury the longest tenured Penguin—his career dates back to 2003-04—but he’s been such a huge part to the team’s success. Plus, he seems like such a kind and gentle soul.
Islanders and Penguins now tied 2-2 in the series.
You have to think Vokoun gets the start in game 5 for the Penguins.(Nabokov wasn't great either, but good in the 3rd when it counted the most.)
Here is goal #6 given up by Fleury tonight.
And below, watch the 3rd goal given up by Fleury.
He just is off his game and maybe a night off will do him good....
The best playoff series in 2013 for my money has the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the New York Islanders. Nobody on the planet, including the New York Islanders fans, gave the New York Islanders a chance in this series. However, the Islanders have pushed the Pens to their limits in the high-scoring series of the first round. Mostly, because Marc-Andre Fleury cannot make a timely save Let...
Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins apparently could only watch so much. There’s only so much you can take when you have one of the most talented rosters in all of hockey, yet you’re struggling to get out of the first round for what would be the third straight season.
The obvious continuing (and disturbing) trend for the Penguins and their fans is the play in goal of Marc...
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury flopped in the playoffs last season, so the team added veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun.Fleury struggled again this spring, so coach Dan Bylsma replaced him with Vokoun – who brings a modest 3-8 career playoff record into Game 5 against the New York Islanders.“Tomas is capable of being a great goalie for us,” Bylsma told reporters...
Couple of things really surprised me about Tuesday's Penguins-Islanders Game 4 on the Island:
1) That Pens coach Dan Bylsma allowed goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to remain in the game after it was apparent in the second period he was a mess;
2) That Bylsma seems reluctant to make adjustments to his game while the Islanders came at Pittsburgh with speed and unrelenting pressure...
Tom Rock offers some much-needed consolation to Marc-Andre Fleury:
Fleury can take solace that this first-round performance is not as abysmal as last year's when he melted down against the Flyers and allowed 26 goals in six games. But it's close. Take away his shutout in Game 1 and he's allowed 14 goals in three games, more than the pace as last year's skid....
The Penguins have had a lot of trouble with the New York Islanders through the first three games in this series. What was expected to be a quick stroll through the first round of the playoffs has turned into a major struggle for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh's problems stem with poor puck management in their own end, undisciplined play, and lack of composure...
The NHL playoffs are heating up like nailing two from way downtown in NBA Jams. Here are five hockey videos about fans jumping the glass or about a current storyline within this years NHL playoffs.
This is how Dan Bylsma should react after the Penguins loss last night
Marc-Andre Fleury gave another dumpster fire performance in net for the Penguins last night. He’s not the only...
From the Penguins' Sam Kasan:
Tomas Vokoun will be the Penguins starting goaltender in Game 5 Thursday night against the NY Islanders at CONSOL Energy Center.
“We brought Tomas Vokoun in to play big games for us and be a goaltender we can count on to go in and play big games. He’s done that this year for us,” head coach Dan Bylsma said.
In four games – three...
There was a big to-do today regarding the announcement that Tomas Vokoun would replace Marc Andre Fleury in net for the Penguins. The reporters have made a huge deal out of Vokounâs three shut outs this season, one against the Isles on 3/30 (2-0), one against Winnipeg 3/28 and one against the Rangers on 1/31. By the way, they also shut out the Rangers on 3/16 with Fleury...
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma insists he still believes in Marc-Andre Fleury, that the issues for the reeling Penguins go far beyond the struggles of their Stanley Cup-winning goaltender.
Still, that didn't stop Bylsma from making a switch he hopes will shift momentum in Pittsburgh's highly entertaining but slightly bewildering first-round playoff series with the...
Welp. We've seen this fish before. Luckily, the Pens are coming back home for Game 5. Gonna be a lot of chatter about Marc-Andre Fleury leading up to the biggest game of the season on Thursday.
Breaking Update ...Dan Bylsma has named Vokoun Game 5 Starter.
It is just too easy to pin this all on Marc Andre Fleury.
Yes, last night he had a nightmare of a game.
Yes over the last few seasons his GAA looks more like the ERA of a mid-inning relief pitcher on a 500 baseball team than the GAA of a goalie who has already taken his team to a Stanley Cup Championship...