Not only did the Pittsburgh Penguins start off right by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1, but Marc-Andre Fleury became the winningest goalie in franchise history.
After making 26 saves out of 27 shots, Fleury helped jumpstart the Pens to a 1-0 record and recorded his 227th win as a Penguin, passing Tom Barrasso.
Fleury, just 28-years-old, still has a lot to look forward too. If the team remains this stocked for years to come, there’s no reason Fleury can’t blow this record out the water.
The game yesterday more importantly showed Fleury was able to regain his “Flower Power.”
Facing two more power-plays than Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, the Penguins goaltender was able to stand on his head and knock down a flurry of ricocheted pucks. When the traffic in front of the net started to rile the crowd, it was Fleury who maintained his focus and smothered the biscuit.
He will now get a chance to watch his newly acquired backup, Tomas Vokoun, take the net tonight in New York against the Rangers. In an attempt to keep fresh goaltenders, the Penguins have decided to rest each player consistently throughout the season.
With that being said, Fleury will almost certainly play in the following game. Don’t think the Pens would sit him for the home opener.