Fleury was steady as the Penguins dispatched the Blue Jackets in six games. He played his best in the final stages of the series.
After a pair of late miscues cost Pittsburgh in Game 4, he was dominant at times in Games 5 and 6 as the Penguins advanced.
The victory was the first series win by Fleury since the opening round of the 2010 post-season. He struggled at times in first-round losses in 2011 and 2012 and briefly lost his job to journeyman Tomas Vokoun last spring.
Fleury is firmly in control of his job now as the Penguins prepare for a second-round matchup with either Philadelphia or the New York Rangers.
It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
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