Pittsburgh Penguins: Why Marc-Andre Fleury Should Win the Hart Trophy

March 27th, 2011 by Bryan Flory Leave a reply »
As I'm writing this, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 98 points and are two points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, with a crucial matchup between the two teams on Tuesday night.

What is remarkable to think is that the Penguins are still in this position following key injuries to Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Brooks Orpik, Mark Letestu, Dustin Jeffrey and a number of other players.

At one point, the Penguins had more forwards called up from Wilkes Barre-Scranton than from their normal team.

One factor has been consistent throughout this tumultuous season though—the outstanding play of Penguin's goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

When the Penguins began the season 7-8-1, many Penguin's fans, including myself, began to wonder if it was time to consider having Brent Johnson start full-time over Fleury until he corrected his deficiencies. Fleury has always had his moments where he has allowed soft goals, but he took it to a new level at the beginning of the season.

But then, at a home game on November 12th vs. Tampa Bay, the fans realized that Fleury needed a rallying point, and ...

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