Marc-Andre Fleury dominant in first Golden Knights playoff win in franchise history

Marc Andre Fleury (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Wednesday evening was an historic night in the history of the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas won their first playoff game in franchise history in their first franchise playoff game as they defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in game one of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It was also an impressive night for Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc Andre Fleury of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Fleury recorded his 11th playoff shutout as he made 30 saves. Fleury’s ten previous shutouts came with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team he won the Stanley Cup with in 2009, 2016 and 2017. Fleury, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, will be trying to win his third consecutive Stanley Cup in one of the most unlikeliest of places as the Golden Knights are an expansion franchise.

In Wednesday’s 1-0 Golden Knights win over the Kings, Fleury made 12 saves in the first period, eight saves in the second period and 10 saves in the third period.

It was also an historic night for Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore of Langley, British Columbia. Theodore scored the very first Golden Knights playoff goal in franchise history at 3:23 of the first period from Tomas Nosek. The Golden Knights need to be praised for their stingy defense for the rest of the game as the Kings simply could not find the back of the net for the entire 60 minutes.


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