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Marc-Andre Fleury: great goalie, better person

Marc-Andre Fleury: great goalie, better person

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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

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

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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’

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

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

October 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

‘Sully’ knows best: Coach rewarded for giving Murray second chance

‘Sully’ knows best: Coach rewarded for giving Murray second chance

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray has been far from perfect in the Stanley Cup Finals, but he still has his team one win away from lifting a fourth Stanley Cup trophy. With one more standout performance, Murray could be hoisting the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP along with it. ...

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