Marc-Andre Fleury records 66th NHL shutout

Marc Andre Fleury (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec notched his 66th career National Hockey League shutout on Sunday. Fleury only had to make 14 saves for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Fleury made six saves in the first period, four saves in the second period, and four saves in the third period. Conor Garland led the Coyotes with three shots on goal.

Tomas Nosek of Pardubice, Czech Republic scored the lone goal of the game for the Golden Knights at 10:38 of the third period. Jonathan Marchessault of Cap-Rouge, Quebec had the only assist.

Fleury, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, leads the National Hockey League this season with five shutouts alongside Philipp Grubauer of the Colorado Avalanche. His other four shutouts this season came in a 1-0 Golden Knights win over the Coyotes on January 24, in a 1-0 Golden Knights win over the Avalanche on February 14, in a 3-0 Golden Knights win over the Avalanche on February 22, and in a 4-0 Golden Knights win over the San Jose Sharks.

Fleury now improves to a record of 18 wins, 10 regulation losses, a goals against average of 2.09, and a save percentage of .925. The Golden Knights are in second place in the West Division and four points back of the Avalanche for first place.

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