After taking the reins with the Vegas Golden Knights since Robin Lehner was injured, Quebec Mark-Andre Fleury shows he can live up to the No. 1 goalie role in the National League.
Fleury has scored just two goals in the final two games of the roster, including blocking 24 puck against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Previously, he (five starts) and Lehner (four starts) divided the work in front of the Nevada team cage almost equally.
Whether in his career in Las Vegas or with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Fleury always puts the team first when his replacement moves forward and refuses to complain. However, he did not hesitate to mention the benefits of getting several starts in a row on Saturday.
“When you can play 2-3 games in a row, I have the impression that you can have better experiences,” Fleury said in a video conference after the game. You’ll be more relaxed on the ice. It doesn’t feel like it’s been a long time since you last met, so I think you can be more comfortable in the beginning. ”
Make sure it is on the back side
This season Fleury has a 6-1-0 record, 1.58 against the goal-average and a .934 save rate. Lehner has a 3-1-1 record, averaging 2.96 and a rate of .890.
According to defender Alec Martinez, the two keepers are giving their teammates a chance to win. Thursday Knights game is a good example of this. Fleury allowed only one goal, but the Golden Knights were shut down by the Anaheim ducks.
“I think we weren’t really happy with our last show,” Martinez said. Every time [Fleury] Is on the net and apparently when [Lehner] The Net is in front, we want to do our part and try to support them a little bit, because they definitely have our backs. ”