Fleury will get the start against Chicago on Wednesday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. His stock has never been higher in 2016-17. Fleury has posted better numbers than fellow netminder Matt Murray over the last month and the team is content to go with the hot tender. Pittsburgh will look to lean on Fleury as it once again plays with a depleted defense.
Fleury could be in line for additional playing time, given his recent strong play and starter Matt Murray's struggles. "Performance is always the dictating factor," coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday. Fleury has looked more relaxed and confident since the trade deadline passed. He's gone 3-0-1 with a 1.31 GAA and .959 save percentage in his last four starts, while Murray has posted a 4-2-1 mark (including a 2.98 GAA and .908 save percentage) since March 5.
Fleury allowed three goals on 46 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout against the Islanders. Fleury was peppered with shots all evening, including 21 shots alone in the final period of regulation. All things considered it was actually a pretty solid showing. As a result of the loss Matt Murray is likely to get the starting nod at home against the Flyers next time out.
Fleury will start between the pipes in Friday's home game against the Islanders. Fleury has played well in the month of March, compiling a 3-1-1 record while maintaining an impressive 1.67 GAA and .946 save percentage over five appearances. The 32-year-old netminder will look to stay dialed in and pick up his 19th win of the season in a favorable home matchup with an Islanders team that's 14-16-5 on the road this season.
Fleury stopped all 21 shots in a 4-0 victory over the Panthers on Sunday. The 32-year-old started twice this past week in non back-to-back situations, and with performances like this, Fleury has a chance to see a decent amount of work down the stretch. He's been very good in March and is 3-0-1 with a .959 save percentage in the last four games. For owners who need late help at goaltender, Fleury would be a strong addition if available on the waiver wire. He should be claimed in all leagues.
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