On Saturday night, Marc Andre Fleury hit another milestone in his already Hall of Fame career. Against the Anaheim Ducks, Fleury got his 100th win as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury gave up only two goals on 30 Duck shots in the 3-2 OT win, and there were highlights aplenty from the VGK goaltender.
The teams headed into overtime thanks to an Adam Henrique goal at the 11:05 mark in the 3rd period. But in overtime, Marc Andre Fleury was the show, featuring William Karlsson with the game-winner. As a hockey writer, there are truly no words to describe Fleury’s brilliance in the net. It was game-saving save, after save, after save! The best way to describe the saves in overtime is “controlled chaos.”
It is no secret that Marc Andre Fleury has been a staple for the VGK. From the moment he was drafted in the NHL Expansion Draft back on June 21 of 2017, the veteran was set to shine. In his three seasons on the VGK, Fleury has no doubt been a crucial component of the team, a massive reason for the VGK staying hot. And with Robin Lehner still out due to injury, Fleury has filled the void.
This season so far, Fleury has nine wins in his 12 games played. He currently sits top three in all major goaltending categories across the league, with a 1.59 GAA, a 0.941 SV%, and three shutouts. When everyone thinks the 36-year-old is about to hang it up, Fleury continues to shine amongst the best in the league. Fleury will look to stay hot as there is still no timetable for Lehner’s return.
Getting 100 wins in three seasons is not an easy task. The Hall of Famer will continue to grind and the VGK can only hope that Marc Andre Fleury can get them 100 more wins.