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Marc-Andre Fleury Named NHL ‘Third Star’ of the Week

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury was named NHL ‘Third Star’ of the week after helping the Penguins post a perfect 2-0 record during their opening week, stopping 47 of 48 shots (.979 pct.).

Fleury denied all 27 shots he faced to collect his 24th career shutout in Pittsburgh’s 3-0 season-opening victory against New Jersey on Oct. 3. In the process, Fleury became just the 47th goaltender in NHL history to reach 250 career victories.

Two days later, Fleury turned aside 20 of the 21 shots he saw against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 5, helping the Penguins post a 4-1 victory at CONSOL Energy Center. In that game, Fleury came within 5:06 minutes of notching back-to-back shutouts.

Fleury’s 115:06-minute shutout sequence to begin the season is the longest such streak in franchise history.

Fleury and the Penguins look to win three-straight home games to begin a season for the first time since 1995 on Tuesday night when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at CONSOL Energy Center.

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