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Video: Fleury robs Karlsson with glove

Feb 3, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has his fair share of critics and advocates, but just about anyone would agree that his glove save on Ottawa Senators star Erik Karlsson was a thing of beauty on Monday:

“The Flower” beefed up his league-leading wins total to 30 tonight thanks to James Neal‘s deciding goal as the Penguins won 2-1 in OT.

  1. penvik - Feb 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Big win for Pitt, Crosby doesn’t look right and hasn’t for awhile now. Hope it’s nothing too serious……

    Fleury should be on the Olympic team, no question anymore!

    • theageofquarrel - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:26 AM

      I am glad he isn’t going to Sochi,he could use the rest.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 4, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      i agree. aside from being held off the score sheet crosby just does not look like himself out there. he shows flashes at times but it seems like his overall game is just tired right now. maybe the schedule is wearing on him, who knows. hopefully canada gets bumped out of the medal rounds and he can get an extra couple days of rest over the break.

      • joey4id - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM

        Agreed! He looked very lethargic. Many of his passes were either intercepted or just missed the intended target. Very unlike him.

      • basedrum777 - Feb 4, 2014 at 1:11 PM

        He’s gotten tired carrying the offense of the Pens for this many games. I think most pens fans can see that.

  2. killerpgh - Feb 3, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Not gonna find many better saves than that. Key timing as well. 10 minutes to go in the 3rd of a 1-1 game.

  3. thesportsjudge - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    GREAT save.

  4. penguins87and71 - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    This was a great win for the Penguins. They proved tonight that they can win a low scoring game, this is the type of game they are most likely going to play in the Playoffs. I think Crosby is fine. He might have some bumps and bruises, but I don’t think it’s anything to serious. I think Crosby is just kind of in a scoring drought it happens even to the best players I feel once a puck goes in for him he will get hot, I also think his missing Pascual Dupuis, but I’m defiantly not worried about Sid. Malkin was in a similar drought to start the year. As for Fleury he was a beast tonight, he really carried the Penguins to a victory tonight. I’m fine with Fleury not going to the olympics, I’m actually glad his not going. I think the break will serve him well hopefully it will recharge him for the stretch run.

  5. chanceoffleury - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Without a doubt this one will be his bid for soty come season’s end. Just can’t imagine him putting up anything better than that display! My god do I hope he keeps it together for the playoffs…….

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 3, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      For the sake of hockey, I also hope he keeps it together for the playoffs.

      PS I have missed seeing your posts on here. You are an educated (hockey) Pens fan. YOU give them a good name.

  6. shortsxit34 - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    It’s amazing enough when you see a goalie coming across and they happen to get a glove on it, but you can see Fleury consciously sees the puck coming up high and manages to raise the trapper up (and pretty high, too). That was just incredible.

    • basedrum777 - Feb 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      He needed all of his height on that one.

  7. realemman - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    What a save, jeez..

  8. muckleflugga - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    for the sake of hockey … fleury makes a great save and continuing good play would be for for the sake of hockey


  9. muckleflugga - Feb 4, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    don’t get me wrong … i had a vested interest in a penguins’ win .. yay penguins rah rah

    as for sidney ,,, he’s either nursing an injury or he’s cruising in anticipation of the olympics … he’s got little appetite for the hurly burly … regardless, it should be evident to penguins supporters crosby is not in the form he brought before his second concussion layoff or before suffering symptoms related to the puck to the face

    he’s had a tough professional life … tougher than most

    even with a healthy crosby, penguins cannot compete with red wings’ speed or bruins’ toughness should they meet either in the playoffs … an olympic letdown might be crushing

    a red-hot fleury would be the only antidote either way … then they’d face league best hawks … goodnight irene

    still, a straight-minded fleury should have been on team canada … a fact that will be made evident in days to come

    • pdmjr - Feb 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      What are you smoking?

      • hockey412 - Feb 4, 2014 at 8:12 AM

        If they ever legalize it, I WANT IT.

    • c9castine - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      I actually agree with some stuff you said except this has nothing to do with concussion or jaw, just a bad stretch where he is still 10 pts clear of the league.

      Red wings prob won’t make it haha, bruins didn’t best us with toughness and never will. Beat us with smothering defense. That will still be the test.

      Hawks are not e leagues best right now.

      Fleury should be there. 30 wins 4 shutouts big saves timely saves solid numbers….he’s the strongest Canadian net minder this year

  10. patshal - Feb 4, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    Wow!! What a save!!!! You don’t see that too often. That’ll be one of the saves of the year. I’d bet money on it. If he doesn’t make that safe, he doesn’t get the win so what a win and what a save by Fleury.

  11. imgoingtowichita - Feb 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Typical February save!

  12. penguins87and71 - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Byslma said last night that Sid is 100%. He might be a little fatigued because he had to carry the Penguins early on in the season, also he hasn’t played a full 82 game season in a while.

  13. penguins87and71 - Feb 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    I think what the Penguins should do is give Sidney Crosby games off going down the stretch, so he can be rested for the Playoffs. If I were the Penguins I would do the same for all of the important players.

  14. bobc74 - Feb 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Look familiar? This was October 24, 2004 in Wilkes-Barre.

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