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Marc-Andre Fleury leads Golden Knights Past Wild 5-1

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Marc-Andre Fleury continued his stellar play while the Vegas Golden Knights received goals from Alex Tuch, Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone, Chandler Stephenson and an empty-net goal from William Karlsson en route to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

The win gives Vegas both halves of the two-game set and moves the Golden Knights to 14-4-1 on the season with 29 points.

Minnesota gave the Golden Knights all they could handle once again but Vegas again came out on top. Marc-Andre Fleury was a major factor in the win for the Golden Knights, stopping  including several highlight reel saves throughout the contest.

C’est fantastique!

Tom’s Takeaways:

  • The Minnesota Wild power play looks like a unit that should have more than five goals on the season, but they don’t. There’s a lot of talent on that Wild man advantage unit, and it should only be a matter of time until they start clicking. Good thing it wasn’t against Vegas.
  • I’m running out of superlatives for Marc-Andre Fleury. He’s doing so much right. His recovery time from saves is almost nill. His positioning has been incredible. He’s been centered and strong at his core when moving, allowing him to really make controlled movements and avoid scrambles. He’s tracking pucks and reading plays at an elite level right now. It really has been amazing to see the entire process unfold this season after many thought he was washed up.
  • The Golden Knights gave up 20 shots in the third period, the most in any period against this season.
  • This is a statement win for Vegas, just like Monday night was. Monday’s win says we can come back against anyone and don’t quit. Tonight’s win said we can put someone away when they’re wounded and dangerous. Even though it’s easy to argue this wasn’t the best game of the VGK season, it was one of the most important. Both are very important instincts to have for a deep playoff run.

 

 

 

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[…] Division — by points and points percentage — through 10 consecutive starts. Fleury made 36 saves on Wednesday in a 5-1 win for the Golden Knights’ fourth consecutive […]

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