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Videos- William Karlsson Has 39 Goals & A Great Save By Marc-Andre Fleury

A natural 'hatty' today.



Below, check out the save by Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Video- Welcome Back To Pittsburgh Marc-Andre Fleury

Great ovation.



added 8:01pm, Penguins' tribute is below...

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How Will The Fans React With Marc-Andre Fleury Returning To Pittsburgh?

from Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Given the emotional nature of Marc-Andre Fleury's return to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night, Penguins players have to be prepared for a possibility — however unlikely — that they probably never considered before.

Because of the goalie's popularity, there's an outside chance at least a portion of the crowd will boo a Penguins player for scoring a goal on Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights.

“I'm not sure it could go that far, but if there's ever a possibility, this is the one,” winger Bryan Rust said.

“I guess there is a chance, right?” winger Tom Kuhnhackl said. “He's been here for a long time. He's obviously a face of Pittsburgh. If you think of Flower, everybody thinks of Pittsburgh. If I score tonight, hopefully I don't get booed. That would be a little bad.”


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All Marc-Andre Fleury

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

ESPN.com: What's the biggest thing you've learned about Las Vegas?

Fleury: How hot it is. No, I think [it's] the welcome that we get from fans everywhere. You tell them you're going to play hockey for the Golden Knights and everyone is so excited about having a team to cheer for. Once they announced the team, you didn't know what to expect from a team so far south, but everybody that I've met or crossed paths with is very excited about it.

ESPN.com: Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has publicly stated that his goal is to make the playoffs in three years. What do you think when you hear that?

Fleury: Well, I have two years left in my deal. So hopefully, we can do it before that. I think it's good but, for me, I want to do it right away, like this year. Playoff hockey is the most fun to play, right? So I just want to get back in there and have some games in the playoffs again.


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Marc-Andre Fleury Out With A Concussion

via TSN,

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is set to miss at least one-to-two weeks after suffering a concussion.

Fleury may have suffered the concussion in Penguins' 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday night. Forward Beau Bennett suffered an upper-body injury in the loss has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks.

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed Fleury's injury, but said he there was no concrete timetable.

“I haven’t talked to the doctor yet. I don’t have any further information other than he was examined, and it was determined he was concussed,” said Rutherford. “At a minimum one to two weeks. You can’t put a timeline on these things though.”

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Fleury told the team he was feeling symptoms after the team's Tuesday morning practice.

“Marc came to us after the game and said he did not feel right and so, potentially it’s a concussion,” Sullivan said prior to Rutherford's announcement.

Sullivan added Fleury did not mention when he believed he could have sustained the injury, but that he believes it did not occur during Monday's loss.

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A Four-Year Contract Extension For Marc-Andre Fleury In Pittsburgh

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal begins with the 2015-16 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign, and has an average annual value of $5.75 million.

“I believe in Marc-Andre Fleury, as the team does,” said Rutherford, a former goaltender. “He’s won before and he will win again. We’re very pleased to have him signed long term.”


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Brent Johnson On Marc-Andre Fleury

from Katie Strang of ESPN,

Recently, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford indicated that the club’s starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury would enter the 2014-15 season without a contract extension.

Rutherford said it was not an immediate priority to re-sign the 29-year-old netminder, who is heading into the last year of a seven-year, $35 million deal. His agent, Allan Walsh, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he had no problem with that, saying the decision was “of no consequence at all.”

But that doesn’t mean that the lack of a new deal won’t be in the back of Fleury’s mind when he enters training camp next month. His friend and former Penguins teammate Brent Johnson can only imagine the impact that situation might have if he were in Fleury’s skates.

“I believe, if that were me, I’d probably take it worse than Marc [has],” Johnson told ESPN.com in a recent telephone conversation. “It could weigh on your mind. I’m not saying it will, but it could.”

The 37-year-old Johnson, who backed up Fleury for three years and knows him about as well as anyone, thinks Fleury will handle it like a true professional. A player that Johnson describes as “outgoing” and “affable,” Fleury will likely keep any anxiety or unease he may have about the situation private, Johnson said. You won’t see him spouting off to the media or griping behind closed doors, he said. Fleury will want to make his statement in the crease, instead. 


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Questions For Marc-Andre Fleury After Practice Today

from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,

The questions came after a game that didn't count. And really, does anything count less than a scrimmage on the first day of training camp?

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had to answer them, though; when you whiff on the first three pucks you publicly face after your second consecutive playoff car crash, what else could happen? That's how memories work.

So, there Fleury sat in his end locker at Consol Energy Center, as he did in the spring, talking quietly to media members about what, exactly, is so difficult about being the goaltender for the Penguins.

Do you think you'll start on Oct. 4 against the New Jersey Devils, when the games actually begin to matter? 

"I've worked hard, and I hope so," Fleury said. "I love to play, I love the game and I hope I can be in there, play good and give the guys a chance to win some games."


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Led By Crosby, 14 Penguins Players Deliver Season Tickets


Those of you who have read my blogs over the years know that I have always been very complimentary of how the Pittsburgh Penguins treat their fans… at least most of the time anyway.

They have always done a number of things to make the fans feel involved such as having town hall meetings to keep them posted on the rebuild that went on a few years back, generous giveaways such as the popular “Shirts off their Backs” promotion that sees every Penguins’ player give away his game used jersey to a fan during a post-game ceremony following the final home game of the regular season and much more.

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Shero/Bylsma Videos from this afternoon…


Though I try to avoid posting a lot of the same things that you might have already seen on the Penguins official site, I did receive the embed codes to the videos from today’s pressers from my predecessor, Tony Ferrante, so I figured that I would post them for you all. He was good enough to send them… I will post them!

I already wrote about Shero’s presser and shared pertinent quotes, but there is no harm in seeing the entire interviews… at this point, the most interesting commentary contained there in is likely to be Bylsma’s thoughts on some other injured players like Dustin Jeffrey and recent signee Jason Williams. However, it is worth hearing the optimism that I mentioned in Shero’s voice for yourselves…

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