Marc-Andre Fleury records his 74th career NHL shutout

Marc-Andre Fleury (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec recorded his 74th National Hockey League career regular season shutout. He accomplished the feat in a 5-0 Wild win over the New York Islanders on Monday from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Fleury made 21 saves overall. He made 10 saves in the first period, three saves in the second period, and eight saves in the third period. Pierre Engvall and Brock Nelson led the Islanders with three shots on goal each.

It was memorable shutout for Fleury for another reason on Monday. With the victory, Fleury now has 552 wins, and moves past Patrick Roy of Quebec City, Quebec into second place on the NHL all-time wins list. Only Martin Brodeur of Montreal, Quebec has more with 691.

Offensively for the Wild on Monday, Minnesota got goals from Connor Dewar of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and Marcus Foligno of Sudbury, Ontario. Foligno had a multi-point game as he had one goal and one assist for two points.

Fleury, who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, has 44 career shutouts with the Pittsburgh Penguins, 23 shutouts with the Vegas Golden Knights, four shutouts with the Chicago Blackhawks and three with the Wild. This season, he has a record of eight wins, nine regulation losses, and three losses in extra time. Fleury also has one shutout, with a goals against average of 2.97 and a save percentage of .897. With the win, the Wild improved to a record of 18 wins, 20 regulation losses, and five losses in extra time for 41 points.




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