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Marc-Andre Fleury Passes The Test

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

There were a few raised eyebrows in the Vegas Golden Knights dressing room when Patrik Laine suggested before this series that Marc-Andre Fleury hadn’t really been tested during the playoffs.

On Monday night, Laine’s Winnipeg Jets put Fleury to the test. And he passed with flying colours.

The biggest reason this Western Conference final is knotted up as we head for Sin City is that Fleury held the fort. It wasn’t a work of art. He often had to battle for positioning in the crease during a 30-save performance that included some help from his posts – something Flower acknowledged by gently patting the iron after Andrew Copp had him beat in the second period.

The Vegas goaltender also denied Laine on four separate occasions. The Finn is the most dangerous shooter in this series and wasn’t too concerned about the fact his observation about Fleury’s spring was perceived by some Golden Knights as a slight.

“I don’t care if they don’t like it,” Laine told reporters in Finnish after a 3-1 loss. “That’s not my problem.”

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I know Laine is trying to show some swag.. but it comes off as douchey. 

Posted by ThatGuy on 05/15/18 at 11:18 AM ET

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There were a few raised eyebrows in the Vegas Golden Knights dressing room when Patrik Laine suggested before this series that Marc-Andre Fleury hadn’t really been tested during the playoffs.

Really? People don’t like hearing the absolute truth? I mean, prior to Game 1 of this series he (and the Golden Knights as a team) really hadn’t been tested at all.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/15/18 at 01:45 PM ET

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Marc-Andre Fleury has surprised me. He is playing great. Never thought he was very good before. smirk

Posted by bigfrog on 05/15/18 at 02:21 PM ET

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