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Fleury: “It felt good not to give up 26 goals in one period”

Apr 18, 2012, 11:06 PM EDT

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Perhaps allowing 20 goals in 10 periods messed with Marc-Andre Fleury‘s head. Yet after “shutting out” the Philadelphia Flyers for the remaining two periods and getting a much-needed 10-3 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins, it seems that “MAF” still has a sense of whimsy. Dave Molinari got this gem from Fleury after what might have been a confidence-boosting conclusion.

“It felt good to not give up 26 goals in one period,” Fleury said.

Now that would be a record.

In all seriousness, though, “The Flower” can be streaky at times. You may remember that people were briefly calling for his head early in the 2010-11 season when he was struggling mightily, only to roll out the plaudits when he helped Pittsburgh power its way to a playoff bid despite losing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

With all that in mind, do you think Fleury could turn things around? Is it something that the Flyers should be concerned about?

  1. spavs412 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Boom 10 goals.

  2. bmscalise - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Will he start stealing games? Who knows. Can he? Yep, and it wouldn’t even be shocking, especially in a series this bizarre.

  3. murtdurt - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Another rout on Friday then he steals game 6 on the road and everyone knows game 7 is up for grabs

    • fbothharbaughs - Apr 19, 2012 at 6:11 AM

      although as a Pens fan, if that were to happen, would NOT feel good about their chances in a game 7 @ home… they’re HORRIBLE….

  4. rhwillson9587 - Apr 19, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    PLEASE NBC… get off Pittsburgh’s C***!!!!! WE ALL KNOW YOU WANT THE FLY GUYS TO LOSE. LETS GO FLYERS!!!!!!!

    • odj810 - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      noones rooting for the pens right now, stop playing the boo hoo noone wants us to win wahh. Everyone I know wants the flyers to win.

  5. feva4theflava - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    R u for real? Milbury hates the pens.

  6. Playing the Ponzi - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    The Flyers should be very concerned (and I’m a Flyers Fan). They have benefited from having the SECOND worst goalie in the playoffs thus far. If Fleury turns his game around, that leaves Philly with the WORST goalie in the playoffs. Bryz has been bad throughout the series. It just finally resulted in a loss.

  7. jagrbomb18 - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Are you guys serious? If the flyers offense plays lik it’s capable of playing and pitts D plays like they’re capable of playing…lol…then it doesn’t matter what goalie is in net…he’s gonna get lit up

  8. claysbar - Apr 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Don’t forget folks, Bryz hasn’t looked good in the playoffs recently and that was on a d first team in Phoenix.
    2006 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 11 6 4 659 16 3 1.46 .944
    2007 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5 3 1 267 10 0 2.25 .922
    2010 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 3 4 419 24 0 3.44 .906
    2011 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 4 234 17 0 4.36 .879

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