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Video- A Bad Night For Marc-Andre Fleury

Islanders and Penguins now tied 2-2 in the series.

You have to think Vokoun gets the start in game 5 for the Penguins.(Nabokov wasn't great either, but good in the 3rd when it counted the most.)

Here is goal #6 given up by Fleury tonight.



And below, watch the 3rd goal given up by Fleury.

He just is off his game and maybe a night off will do him good.

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Evilpens's avatar

don’t count on it Paul, Bylsma is an Egomaniac & he is going to lose, win his way

Posted by Evilpens on 05/07/13 at 09:33 PM ET

awould's avatar

That last goal was among the worst I’ve ever seen.

Posted by awould on 05/07/13 at 09:47 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Couldn’t happen to a better goalie.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 05/07/13 at 09:51 PM ET


Fleury has been terrible so far, but it’s not like Nabokov has been much better, if at all.

Both teams have chosen through this point to start goaltenders with lengthy track records attesting to their consistently below-average play. The difference is that the Islanders have no choice (backup: Kevin Poulin) whereas the Penguins actually have a quality starter that they somehow refuse to play.

Forget game 5; if Bylsma had any sense he’d have made Vokoun the starter four months ago.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 05/07/13 at 09:56 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

On that last goal, regardless of how it went in, shows how confident he is.

The guy couldn’t have been further in his own net on such a sharp angle.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 05/07/13 at 10:21 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

If Bylsma starts Vokoun in Game 5, you might as well package up Fleury’s confidence and send it to Mars, never to be seen again. So, unless the Pens are ready to dump Fleury, they almost have to start him in Game 5 just to see if he really can be their goalie for the next two years.

But whoever they start, I’m having a blast watching the Islanders turn the Pens inside out with their speed. As a Wing s fan, when it come to hockey, this truly is the definitiion of fun.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/07/13 at 10:29 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Yeah, that last goal was just wow.  And the one from behind the net, why would you turn completely around and face the end boards, giving the guy your entire body to try to bank the puck off of?  Get back in the damn net.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/07/13 at 10:37 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Except for a cheap penalty call in OT, this series should be 3-1 Isles.

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/07/13 at 11:13 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

why would you turn completely around and face the end boards

Agreed. One of the strangest plays by a goalie I think I’ve ever seen. Maybe Fleury’s confidence is already on Mars. smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/07/13 at 11:46 PM ET

awould's avatar

why would you turn completely around and face the end boards, giving the guy your entire body to try to bank the puck off of?  Get back in the damn net.

It sort of looks like he got spun around by his player and didn’t have time to get back. But it was a strange goal and Fleury is a very inconsistent goalie. I don’t see his career going well after this season.

Posted by awould on 05/07/13 at 11:57 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

So, Malkin dropped his gloves after the buzzer.  Doesn’t that mean an automatic suspension?

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 05/08/13 at 12:39 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Of corse the Pens have to go all “garage league” at the end of the game.  I wonder if Mario is going to write another letter to Gary threatening to take his puck and go home.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/08/13 at 04:21 AM ET

Alan's avatar

I haven’t seen a goal that awful since I watched the Thrashers play here in Atlanta. Fleury should have had it without question, but it didn’t look like he even tried to snag the puck.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 05/08/13 at 07:44 AM ET


I was anticipating hearing about a suspension for iginla after his hit after the buzzer last night. Even if the refs tried to let the Penguins get away with everything but killing guys in the last 10 minutes.
This league is s joke.

Posted by teldar on 05/08/13 at 07:55 AM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Well MAF deserves much ridicule, but the Isles were gaining the zone pretty easy.  Are the Pens just stunned into incompetence or are the Isles playing inspired hockey?  I mean, they aren’t intimidated at all.  Iginla looks slow.  Tavares looks unstoppable at times.

Posted by duhduhduh on 05/08/13 at 08:05 AM ET

phillyd's avatar

The difference between the goals Nabakov gives up and Fleury, is the Pens are usually doing things in front of him to get those goals from deflections to large screens. MAF is just dong what he did against the Flyers last year, overplaying things instead of letting the game come to him. When a shot is wide he always turns towards the board, where other goalies tend to slide back to the net and not attempt to play the puck at all, let the D take care of that. I just think he’s trying to do too much.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 05/08/13 at 08:37 AM ET

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