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.
Fleury will start between the pipes Sunday against the Panthers. Fleury continues to receive a fair amount action in the crease behind Matt Murray, but has posted a mixed bag of results recently. He set aside 27 of 30 shots in an overtime loss to the Flames in his last start. However, the veteran netminder's last home start resulted in a shutout of the Sabres. Fleury will face the Panthers without veteran netminder Roberto Luongo (lower body), resulting in a matchup against James Reimer on Sunday.
Fleury allowed three goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames on Monday. This cools off the red-hot Fleury a little bit, but in his defense, the Flames are the hottest team in the league, now having won 10 in a row. Furthermore, two of Calgary's three goals bounced off Pittsburgh skaters in front of the net, so there really wasn't anything Fleury could do. Fleury is now 4-1-2 with a .928 save percentage and 2.33 GAA since the All-Star break.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that Fleury would be between the pipes Monday against the Flames. Fleury was the first goalie off the ice at the team's morning skate, so it was fully expected that he'd be receiving the start over Matt Murray. The veteran netminder has been trending up since the All-Star break, but he could have major difficulty with slowing down the red-hot Flames, who have won nine games in a row while scoring at least three goals in all but one of those contests.
Fleury was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to be in the net Monday against the Flames, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. No. 1 netminder Matt Murray turned in a shutout against the Canucks his last time out Saturday, but with Fleury playing well in his own right over his last two turns, coach Mike Sullivan appears content to turn to the backup goalie for the road matchup. It's a tough draw for Fleury, who has struggled away from PPG Paints Arena this season, turning in a 4-6-4 record, 3.60 GAA and .887 save percentage.
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