2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins’ Fleury To Prove Critics Wrong…Again

April 16th, 2010 by J.R. Liput Leave a reply »

After a poor opening game against the Ottawa Senators, the Marc-Andre Fleury critics have begun to bask in their self-perceived correctness, as they so love to do when the Penguins' goalie falters.


As I was leaving the game Wednesday night, I overheard many of the typical complaints and grumbles that one would expect after a tough loss. But to hear the suggestion that "the Pens would be unbeatable with a good goalie," under the insinuation that Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t a good goaltender, nearly made my head explode.


I understand that Pittsburgh sports fans are fickle, but give me a break.


Last year, it was Fleury who made the biggest save in Penguins’ history (other than Mario’s save of the franchise) when he dove across his crease to rob Nicklas Lidstrom in the final seconds of Game Seven in the Stanley Cup Finals.

This year, after Game One of t ...

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