Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury Finding Redemption after Slow Start

January 15th, 2011 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saw better days after the stunning Game 7 loss against the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, an upsetting cap on an overall mediocre season.

Fleury seemed to pick up where he left off at the start of the next season. Very average play, paired up with poor confidence levels and an inability to keep the Pens in a game.

Questions arose concerning his capabilities of playing at the high caliber the organization expected. Some felt it would be best for the Pens to trade Fleury for a more elite netminder while others wanted to see backup Brent Johnson take over starter duties.

The last few weeks, Fleury has completely demolished any doubts about his talent and worth to the Pens.

Starting the season with a goals against average over three and a save percentage under .900, Fleury has shut the door on the opposition with a 2.29 GAA and .920 SV%. His SV% is the second highest of his career while his GAA is the lowest of his career.

For a 26-year-old goalie who has consistently improved each season, this is a good sign, especially coming off a poor start that yielded emb ...

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