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Penguins goalie Fleury plays role from 'Slap Shot'

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Marc-Andre Fleury is no stranger to slap shots, but how good would the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie be acting out a scene from the movie "Slap Shot"?

Fleury recently traded his goalie pads for a Charlestown Chiefs jersey and wig, dressing as French-Canadian goalie Denis Lemieux from the 1977 film for a scene posted to the Penguins website Tuesday. Dan Potash, a reporter who covers Penguins games for ROOT Sports, played the role of broadcaster Jim Carr.

Fleury and Potash recreated a famous scene from the movie, when Lemieux explained some of the finer points of hockey in a TV interview with Carr.

"Slap Shot" was filmed in Johnstown, Pa., at Cambria County War Memorial Arena, where the Penguins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in an exhibition game on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The city won the NHL exhibition game in the first "Kraft Hockeyville USA" title.

Johnstown also will receive $150,000 to upgrade the arena.

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