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OMG, Costly Giveaway By Vegas Goalie Fleury Is An All-Timer

Not since the days of Steve Buzinski has there been as bad of a play from an NHL goalie than the soul-crushing flop from Marc-Andre Fleury on Friday night.

Less than a week after being awarded Save of the Year from NHL fans, the Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury gave up one of the worst scores possible in a tense Stanley Cup Semifinal series against the Canadiens.

Gathering a loose puck behind the net, Fleury mishandled and sent the puck right into opponent Josh Anderson’s path. The Canadiens forward delivered the wandering puck in for a score to capitalize off the errant turnover.

Teammates delivered their support for Fleury, including captain Mark Stone and Reilly Smith in post-game interviews.

“Fleury’s played great for us all year,” said Stone. “It’s one mistake. We had to bail him out. We did not play the way we played for the first 60 of the game in overtime.”

“He’s stood on his head for us all season,” said Smith. “Goals like that are going to happen with bad bounces and ice when you’re playing into the summer. It’s not a really big deal. We just have to move forward. We should’ve done a better job in overtime closing it out.”

Winning the majority of the contest against the Habs after finishing the game with a 45-27 shot advantage, Las Vegas hopes that an acute Fleury in Game 4 will eliminate the human error that fueled this win by the Canadiens.

The win bumps Montreal to a 2-1 series lead against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, with a determined Fleury surely to rebound.

The Montreal Canadiens will face off against the Golden Knights on Sunday to settle Game 4 live from Bell Centre in Montreal.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. As a Penguin fan I can attest that this is vintage Fleury. Awesome goalie and great 98% of the time. But every now and then…he does a WTF play. Still a fan of him and wish he was still playing for the Pens. Hope they can pull it off the rest of the series.

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