Fleury gave up three goals on 29 shots in a 3-1 loss to San Jose on Saturday. Two of the three goals Fleury gave up went off his own players, but he's not playing as well as he was for the first few weeks of the season. The Pittsburgh netminder has averaged three goals allowed in his last six games.
Fleury is scheduled to start in goal Saturday against the Sharks, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Fleury has 10 wins in 16 starts, complemented by a 2.14 GAA and .927 save percentage. It's nice to own Fleury in fantasy leagues because he is experienced and relatively consistent. However, if you are one that believes recent performance is indicative of future results, be forewarned that the Sharks have rattled off four straight wins and they could prove to be a tough draw against Fleury and the Pens.
Fleury notched his 10th win of the year Thursday, stopping 28 of 31 shots in a 4-3 win over Colorado. The awakening Penguins offense also helped Fleury to a 4-3 win on Tuesday, so this was kind of deja vu. Fleury let his foot off the gas just a bit at the wrong moments in this one, though, as he was burned by Matt Duchene for a power-play goal on a fat rebound late in the first period, then for a second goal as the Avs attempted a comeback in the third. Nonetheless, Fleury's a winner in seven of his last nine now.
Fleury was the first goalie off the ice in Thursday's morning skate, Jason MacKey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. This means Fleury is the probable starter against the Avalanche on Thursday night. Through 11 career regular-season games against the Avs, Fleury has turned in a solid 2.12 GAA and .922 save percentage. Better yet, Fleury is really helping owners playing in fantasy leagues that offer heavy incentives for wins, as he has come up victorious nine times in 15 appearances this season.
Fleury made 26 saves in a 4-3 win over the Wild on Tuesday. The Penguins came out to make a statement Tuesday after an embarrassing loss Saturday and Fleury delivered. The Flower will have his work cut out for him if defenseman Olli Maatta -- who was hospitalized after taking a hit from behind -- is lost for any amount of time. The Pittsburgh netminder has cooled off a bit recently, allowing an average of three goals in his last five starts.
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