Fleury registered 35 wins, eight shutouts and a .913 save percentage in 61 appearances this season. It was the first time Fleury was back over the 30-win mark since 2015-16 with the Penguins and his highest shutout total since 2014-15. The Flower's new three-year deal will kick in this summer, which will see him making $7 million, the highest cap hit of his career. Fortunately for the Golden Knights, the veteran netminder has been worth every penny, both on the ice and as the face of the franchise. Heading into the 2018-19 campaign, Fleury figures to continue playing 50-60 games and should be able to reach that 30-win threshold for the 10th time in his Hall of Fame caliber career.
Fleury let in five goals on 48 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 7. Fleury allowed 21 goals in the series, but couldn't find the fourth win to close out the Sharks. It's concerning that Fleury allowed three or more goals five times in the series, which is a major reason why the Golden Knights' second postseason run ended about six weeks earlier than the first.
Fleury will defend the road net for Game 7 versus host San Jose on Tuesday, per Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Fleury is getting set for the young franchise's first Game 7. He's maintained a 2.47 GAA and .912 save percentage in the series, with a shutout from Game 4 factored in. It's always nerve-wracking when your fantasy goalie for elimination contests is in danger of a first-round exit, but Flower has been known to spring in big moments based on him being a three-time Stanley Cup winner and the catalyst for helping Vegas to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018.
Fleury stopped 27 of 29 shots in Sunday's Game 6 loss to the Sharks, but let in a soft goal for the losing margin in the second overtime period. The Sharks' Tomas Hertl didn't appear to get much on his wrist shot or have it deflect, but Fleury just missed it. He has a .912 save percentage for the series, which will conclude with Tuesday night's Game 7 in San Jose.
Fleury will face the visiting Sharks for Sunday's Game 6 tilt, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. No surprise here as Fleury continues to be Vegas' workhorse. He has a chance to lead his team to the second round Sunday after allowing four goals on 28 shots in Game 5. He owns a .908 save percentage and 2.82 GAA against San Jose this series.
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