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by Paul on 05/06/14 at 08:37 PM ET
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
So Pittsburgh Penguins: Is it finally time to start believing in you? More specifically, is it finally time to start believing goaltender Marc-André Fleury has at last rediscovered the postseason form that drove the Penguins to the 2008 NHL final and the 2009 Stanley Cup victory?
Fleury’s teammates think so. They were full of praise after his second consecutive shutout against the New York Rangers gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series going into Wednesday night’s Game 4 in New York.
“He was great. He’s been our best player all playoffs long,” said Sidney Crosby, who had a breakthrough himself in Monday’s 2-0 win with his first 2014 post-season goal. “To win in the playoffs, you need solid goaltending. He’s given us a chance every night.”
Well call us crazy, but we want to see more evidence before any declarations are made about Fleury. Once burned, twice shy and all that. Early in the first round, this modest corner of the sporting world posited that Fleury quelled his doubters with a good showing against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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