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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury continued his fantastic play this postseason, as he denied Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele on two point-blank scoring chances.
The Vegas Golden Knights have been the Cinderella story of the NHL this season. Led by two-time Stanley Cup Champion Marc-Andre Fleury, the Knights have taken their game to another level in the playoffs.
Fleury has been having one of those playoff runs that leads teams to the Stanley Cup Finals. On Wednesday night, he made two brilliant saves against the Jets’ Mark Scheifele that make you want to watch the saves over and over, asking yourself how the heck did he do that?
With the result still in question and the Knights holding a 3-2 lead with 9:47 left in the third period, Fleury made sure everyone at T-Mobile Arena and across North America knew how this game was going to end.
Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler fed a cross-ice pass to Scheifele, who one-timed the pass with a low shot that Fleury was able to get a right leg on. The rebound came back to Scheifele who then snapped a shot that looked destined to find the back of the net. Fleury had other ideas as he dove back to his left denying Scheifele’s shot for a second time as the T-Mobile fans cheered on their netminder.
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Fleury’s number’s have been off the charts this postseason, registering 10 wins against only three losses, four shutouts, and he has a goals-against average of 1.76. The Flower has faced 436 shots in the postseason allowing only 24 to get by him.
The Vegas Golden Knights now lead the series 2-1 in the best of seven Western Conference Finals. Their next game will be on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena.
The Knights look to continue their remarkable year and hope to see some more impossible saves from their leader in between the pipes.