Originally posted on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 6/12/13
I know it seems like I have a vendetta against Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Honestly, I don’t. But I was checking out some stats and I stumbled upon something that I just had to share with our readers. There’s a popular notion among Pens fans that Fleury is—or was—an elite playoff goalie. A quick glance at his playoff stats indicate that’s not the case. Based on the numbers the willowy Sorel, Quebec native has had one truly exceptional postseason—and that was in 2008 when we lost to Detroit in the Finals. For emphasis, here’s a table that compares Fleury’s postseason save percentage with those of the Stanley Cup winning goalies for each year dating back to his first playoff appearance in 2007. The numbers are eye-popping: Playoff Year Fleury’s Save Pct. Cup Winning Goalie Cup Winner’s Save Pct. Fleury Better or (Worse) 2007 .880 J-S Giguere, Ana. .922 (.042) 2008 .933 Chris Osgood, Det. .930 .003 2009 .908 M-A Fleury, Pit. .908 – 2010 .891 A. Niemi, Chi. .910 (.019)...
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