Pittsburgh Penguins: Johnson Or Fleury; Who Is The Number One Goalie?

November 12th, 2010 by Phil Dillon Leave a reply »
Has Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma already unofficially made Brent Johnson the number one goaltender in Pittsburgh?  There is no doubt that Marc-Andre Fleury has been a big disappointment so far this season; winning only one game and he seems unable to keep the puck out of the his own net.  Brent Johnson has had the better start to the season and has six times as many wins as Fleury.

Fleury came into the season as the number goalie but has not gotten the benefit of the doubt the way most number one goaltenders get.  During the second weekend of the season, the Pens were playing in Philadelphia (a team Fleury normally has success against) at the end of a stretch of four games in six days.  It was also their second game of a back to back situation.  Brent Johnson played the night before.  Normally the other goaltender plays the second game of a back-to-back—especially if the "back up" goaltender played the night before.  Not this time.  Brent Johnson played the second game of the back-to-back.

This past Wednesday the Boston Bruins beat the Pens 7-4.  The Pens, with Bren ...

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