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Marc-Andre Fleury: great goalie, better person

Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks Chicago Blackhwaks center Nick Schmaltz (8) from scoring in March 2017. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 27, 2017

It’s hard to believe Marc-Andre Fleury — the Penguins’ backup goalie — could mean so much to a team and its city. But when veteran goaltender Fleury was taken by the newly formed Vegas Golden Knights in last week’s NHL Expansion Draft, there was an outpouring of support and gratitude from...

COLUMN: Pens’ goalie selection backed by Fleury’s inconsistency

22-year-old goalie Matt Murray has proven he's the better of the Penguins netminders this season, allowing .61 less goals per game than former starter Marc-Andre Fleury. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

After losing two of the first three games of the Eastern Conference Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the series thanks to a controversial decision by head coach Mike Sullivan. Through the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs, 32-year-old goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury seemingly solidified his star...

Pens 2016-17 season preview: The quest for ‘One for the Thumb’

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby lifts the Cup after winning 3-1 against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. (TNS)

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

October 12, 2016

As they raise their fourth championship banner at the newly renamed PPG Paints Arena Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their quest for another title — their “One for the Thumb.” The Penguins open the defense of their 2016 Stanley Cup title at home with a Metropolitan Division m...

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