Marc-Andre Fleury notches 67th career NHL shutout

Marc Andre Fleury (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec notched his 67th career National Hockey League shutout on Wednesday. Fleury, who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,  made 19 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights trounced the San Jose Sharks 6-0 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Fleury made six saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period, and six saves in the third period. Rudolfs Balcers led the Sharks with three shots on goal.

Dylan Sikura of Aurora, Ontario scored twice to lead Vegas. In fact, he only had his second and third NHL career goals. Four other Canadian Golden Knights had a multi-point game. William Carrier of LaSalle, Quebec, Jonathan Marchessault of Cap-Rouge, Quebec and Keegan Kolesar of Brandon, Manitoba had a goal and an assist each. Meanwhile, Reilly Smith of Etobicoke, Ontario had two assists. The other Golden Knights goal scorer was Canadian Olympic gold medalist Alex Pietrangelo of King City, Ontario. Pietrangelo won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. 

Fleury now has a record of 26 wins and 10 regulation losses. He has six shutouts, a goals against average of 1.98 and a save percentage of .928.

With the win, the Golden Knights lead the West Division with 82 points. They lead the Colorado Avalanche by two points.

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