Pittsburgh Penguins’ Marc-AndrĂ© Fleury: How Ya Like Me Now?

November 30th, 2010 by Nick Derence Leave a reply »

A few weeks ago we asked the question: "What Is Wrong With Marc-André Fleury?"  

After reviewing his play and watching video of the goals against, our answer to the question posed was: "Nothing...It's just hockey. Sometimes you get the bounces...sometimes they get you."  

Well, it doesn't happen often, but it seems that we were correct. As you might have already guessed, the gloating will now commence.    

In all seriousness, Fleury's atrocious start has been followed up with some very solid play and a touch of brilliance here and there.  

The credit for the turnaround doesn't belong to us, it belongs to Fleury. After a dismal start, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote about his struggles "with goals and confidence:"  

Fleury is 1-6, owns a goals-against average of 3.55 that places him 36th in a 30-team league and a save percentage of .853 that is the worst in the NHL.

There's no disputing those figures, or what they say about Fleury's performance in his first eight appearances this season. Since then, Fleury has posted an 8-0-1 record, with a GAA sout ...

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