Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec continues to shine in between the Vegas Golden Knights net. On Monday, Fleury made 34 saves as the Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Fleury made eight saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period, and 15 saves in the third period. Defenseman Ryan Graves of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia had five shots in goal to lead Colorado.
Offensively for the Golden Knights on Monday, Alex Tuch led Vegas with two goals. William Karlsson also had a multi-point game with two assists. Meanwhile, Vegas got another goal from Jonathan Marchessault of Quebec City, Quebec.
With the shutout, Fleury is one of three goalies this season with three shutouts. John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks and Semyon Varlamov of the New York Islanders have reached three shutouts as well. This was Fleury’s 64th shutout of his career. Of Fleury’s 64 shutouts, 44 have been with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and 20 have been with the Golden Knights.
On the season, Fleury has a record of eight wins, and three losses, with a goals against average of 1.55 and a save percentage of .942. One could argue that this has been the best goaltending Fleury has shown in his life. He has the lowest goals against average in the National Hockey League and the best save percentage. Fleury won his gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
With the win, the Golden Knights moved into first place in the NHL’s West Division. With a record of 11 wins, four regulation losses, and one loss in extra time, they have 23 points, one point more than the second place St. Louis Blues.