Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his 10th win of the postseason by making 33 saves in a 4-2 win for the Golden Knights to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.
Marc-Andre Fleury was once again sensational as he made 33 saves to pick up his 10th win of the postseason in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets for the Golden Knights to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final Wednesday.
Fleury withstood a late-game surge of shots in the third period, including back-to-back saves against Mark Scheifele, who accounted for both of the Winnipeg Jets' goals.
"It's crazy. I just saw it on the replay," said teammate Luca Sbisa on his goalie keeping Scheifele off the scoreboard for a third time. "Sometimes you just have to shake your head. You don't really know how he makes those saves. Glad he's on our team. He's been doing it all year."
The victory was the 72nd Stanley Cup Playoffs win of the netminder's career, a mark that moved him into sole possession of ninth place among all-time NHL postseason wins. While the hockey world's collective jaws continue to drop in shock and awe of the 33-year-old who seemingly continues to get better with age, there's no doubt that Fleury himself doesn't forget to also have fun out there.
Marc-Andre Fleury watching the replay of him trolling Blake Wheeler is great pic.twitter.com/8twXmzCxbm— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 17, 2018
Despite the highlight-reel play and the lighthearted on-ice antics, there is no doubt that some of the most impressive moves from Fleury came postgame, when he made time to share this authentic connection with the two sons and wife of Darcy Haugan, the Humboldt Broncos coach who was among the 16 people killed in the tragic bus accident.
There are just no words to describe Marc-Andre Fleury. Before he even took his pads off after game 3 of the Western Conference Final he spent time with the two sons of the Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan. They don’t make too many like him. pic.twitter.com/cIxbG6AhXo— Kevaney Martin (@KevaneyMartin) May 17, 2018
Marc-Andre Fleury spent time after the game with the family of Humboldt Broncos coach and general manager Darcy Haugan. Haugan’s sons, Carson and Jackson, got to try on Fleury’s gear and talk to him about the game in the Vegas Golden Knights locker room. pic.twitter.com/9QxmApwtaG— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 17, 2018
Game 4 goes Friday at 8 p.m. ET in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena with the Golden Knights just two wins away from moving on to the Stanley Cup Final.