After an overtime victory in San Jose on Monday night, the Vegas Golden Knights are just two wins away from reaching the Western Conference Finals.

Marc-Andre Fleury was the catalyst for the young Vegas team — yet again — stopping 39 out of 42 shots, but the highlight of the night came in overtime. The seasoned netminder left the Sharks in disbelief, making a spectacular glove save to rob Logan Couture of a goal that enabled William Karlsson to have the opportunity to put the game away just a few minutes later.

The resurgence of Marc-Andre Fleury

After a brief stop in Los Angeles, Marc-Andre Fleury’s redemption tour is in high gear as it makes its way through San Jose. The 33-year-old goaltender knows what it takes to bring home Lord Stanley’s Cup and the Knights are ten wins away from doing just that. Oh yeah — in their inaugural season.

Fleury has three shutouts in seven games and an absurd .960 save percentage this postseason. It is clear that he is playing the best hockey of his career.

During the regular season, he finished with a .927 save percentage (fourth among all NHL goalies appearing in at least 30 games) and an even-strength percentage of .931 that was sixth in the league. Combine that with his outstanding postseason performance to this point, and Fleury currently has a .932 save percentage through 51 games this season.

The fact that this performance is happening this season, on this team and in this situation only adds to its brilliance. If Fleury takes an expansion team anywhere near the Stanley Cup Final, it will be the greatest achievement of his career.

An offense that can light up the scoreboard, a defense playing far better than anyone expected, and a franchise goaltender playing at an elite level. Vegas is more than just a great story — they are a legitimate contender.

For quality up-to-date sports reporting, visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Author Details
Content Creator at Armchair South Carolina , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I grew up in an up and coming town in Northern Virginia called Leesburg, but most people from the area would say it is much easier to just say right outside of DC. I am a DC Sports fan except for the fact that I root more for the Orioles because the Nationals did not come to the area until I had already fell in love with Camden Yards. Growing up I always admired Gamecock Sports from afar but now, I bleed Garnet and Black. Currently I am an aspiring sports journalist at the University of South Carolina and I cannot wait to see what the future holds here at ArmChair!
×
Content Creator at Armchair South Carolina , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I grew up in an up and coming town in Northern Virginia called Leesburg, but most people from the area would say it is much easier to just say right outside of DC. I am a DC Sports fan except for the fact that I root more for the Orioles because the Nationals did not come to the area until I had already fell in love with Camden Yards. Growing up I always admired Gamecock Sports from afar but now, I bleed Garnet and Black. Currently I am an aspiring sports journalist at the University of South Carolina and I cannot wait to see what the future holds here at ArmChair!

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.