Pens shutout the Rangers 2-0!
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has already made his mark on team history, and he just keeps adding to it.
Fleury made 27 saves to record his 22nd career shutout, tying him for the best mark in franchise history with Tom Barrasso, in Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win against the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers at CONSOL Energy Center.
“I remember watching (Barrasso) play. I always liked watching,” Fleury said. “And for me to be able to reach him for the shutout means a lot to me. I’ve been fortunate to play with good teams. They helped me out a lot to make it.”
Despite Fleury’s fantastic career numbers, shutouts have been elusive for him. Which is why the team was happy to see him post the big fat 0.
“I was really hoping to get the shutout for him,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “It’s not something he’s always been able to do. He gets this one, gets 22 and ties Tom Barrasso.”
“I thought about it on the bench in the last five minutes,” defenseman Zbynek Michalek said. “I was saying to myself that we have to play hard until the end just for him. He’s been great for us and we’ve let the shutouts slip away a few times. I’m sure it feels great for him to get this one.” Continue Reading >>