Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th Career Win a Sign of Good Things to Come

November 25th, 2014 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »

November has been a good month for Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. He's 6-1-1 in eight starts with two shutouts and was rewarded by general manager Jim Rutherford with a four-year, $23 million contract extension on November 5, per Patrick Williams of

On Monday night, the 29-year-old Fleury joined an elite group of netminders when he turned aside 27 shots for the 300th win of his NHL career—a 3-2 overtime road victory over the Boston Bruins.

As Matt Kalman of explains, "Jacques Plante and Andy Moog are the only goaltenders to reach that milestone in fewer games, and Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuk are the only ones to do it a younger age."

Monday's milestone win against Boston must be especially sweet for a netminder whose most vivid memories of TD Garden are likely of being stapled to the bench for the final two games of the Bruins' four-game sweep of the Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Final.

Fleury has faced tremendous pressure throughout his NHL career, starting from the day he was drafted ...

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