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Fleury stays fresh during power outage by mingling with fans

Goalie killed time with Golden Knights, Islanders supporters in Brooklyn

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

What do you do when a power outage keeps you from playing? Well if you're Marc-Andre Fleury you mingle with some of the fans.

The Vegas Golden Knights goalie rewarded some fans for their patience with fist bumps, and one lucky attendee got a selfie with Fleury before the third period of their game against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Fleury's making the most of this little delay by fist-bumping fans through the glass 🌸

The game was delayed when the lights initially didn't come back on when the teams took the ice at the start of the third period. Some fans turned their cell-phone flashlights on, in hopes they'd light the rink. One fan held up a sign pleading with Fleury for a selfie, and he skated over to oblige to the delight of the crowd.

"Just skated around, talked with the guys," Fleury told AT&T Sportsnet after the game, when asked what he did during the delay. "These things happen sometimes.".

Aside from his brief fan interaction, Fleury and his crease became the center of the action for Golden Knights players during the delay.

"I don't want to be by myself back there and talking to to myself," Fleury said. "It's good to have my teammates have a little talk, a little laugh, a little game talk and when [the game] starts, you feel you're more sharp when the lights come on."

The break apparently worked for Fleury and the Golden Knights. He stopped all eight third-period shots, and Vegas pulled out a 3-2 win on Tomas Nosek's goal at 3:32 of the third.

Video: VGK@NYI: Nosek fights to pot rebound in tight

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