Pittsburgh Penguins Weekly Roundup: Geno’s Streaking, Special Teams are Rolling

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2. Marc-Andre Fleury is proving his doubters wrong

Marc-Andre Fleury‘s strong play was already becoming evident in the first weeks of the season, but this last string of games was one for the ages. The oft-maligned netminder managed three shutouts and four wins, blanking the Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, and Buffalo Sabres.

While the Sabres didn’t put up too much of a fight, the Preds and Kings are no easy tasks, and Fleury was exceptional against them both.

Much of Fleury’s career success can be attributed to playing on a team with extraordinary offensive talent but, while that may help a goaltender in the wins department, a shutout is difficult to manage regardless of who is in front of you.

While Fleury won’t shake his critics until he proves he can play like this in the postseason when it matters most, his form through the early parts of the season is certainly a bonus for Pittsburgh at the moment.