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Video: Fleury allows a goal from center ice

Oct 19, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

Even in good times, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a tendency to give up some wacky goals. Saturday presented a great example, as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler beat him from center ice:

That goal was a nice gift for Edler, who was just returning from a three-game suspension for a hit on Tomas Hertl.

Fleury can shake it off – aside from maybe some ribbing in the locker room – because Sidney Crosby scored a great goal to tie it up. Crosby now has an eight-game point streak with an NHL-leading 15 overall.

Overall, the 28-year-old netminder actually had a great first period, as the Penguins go into the first intermission tied 1-1 despite Vancouver’s 15-5 shot disadvantage.

“The Flower” isn’t the only guy to let up a weird goal lately.

Roberto Luongo suffered from this stunning own-goal about a week ago:

Jonathan Quick flubbed one on Oct. 8:

And Jonathan Bernier had a head-scratcher Thursday:

So, chin up “MAF,” you’re not alone.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    What’s going on with these guys? I feel like there weren’t this many goalie gaffes all of last year.

  2. canucks30 - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

  3. spitfisher - Oct 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Could happen to a better team, if you ask me.

  4. ron05342 - Oct 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    LOL @ DaFlower. And it ain’t even the playoffs yet.

  5. csilojohnson - Oct 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Still haven’t figured out how to post a video that works on the app NBC?

  6. theageofquarrel - Oct 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    The Ghost of Tom Barrasshole

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