“Flower”, hero of Valentine’s Day

Marc-André Fleury (Las Vegas) completed his 63rd shutout in the NHL. Supernumerary Weber and Siegenthaler.



Marc-André Fleury has a record of 94.4% of stops in 2021.


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Marc-André Fleury has a record of 94.4% of stops in 2021.

At 36, Marc-André Fleury remains a safe bet in front of the Las Vegas net. Sunday, with two games on the calendar, the Quebecer managed the 63rd shutout of his career in the NHL championship. The overall 2003 draft pick (Pittsburgh) caught or deflected all 30 shots from Colorado Avalanche players, and the Golden Knights won 1-0 thanks to a goal from US winger Max Pacioretty.

“Flower” is therefore emerging again as the No. 1 between the posts of the franchise in Nevada. At the end of the 2019-2020 season, as well as during the summer play-offs that took place in the Edmonton bubble, the athlete from Sorel was nailed to the bench for the benefit of the Swede Robin Lehner. In 2021, he savored seven wins in eight starts and returned a 94.4% save card.

The Swiss striped from the alignments

No Swiss put on their skates in the duel between Pittsburgh and Washington at PPG Paints Arena (6-3). Bernese defender Yannick Weber has been struck from the Penguins roster by head coach Mike Sullivan. Zurich full-back Jonas Siegenthaler suffered the same fate from coach Peter Laviolette at the Capitals.

American right winger Bryan Rust (two goals, one assist) and American left winger Jake Guentzel (one goal, two assists) were the great architects of the Pennsylvania club’s success.

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