Pens' Fleury Ready And Waiting: Marc-Andre Fleury rode the bench for the series-clinching Game 6 win Saturday night on Long Island. (Updated 5/11/13)
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Coach Dan Bylsma likes to stick with the hot hand, but his trust in Marc-Andre Fleury is greater than some might think. Fleury fared well against the team's Round 2 opponent, Ottawa, in the regular season, going 2-0 with a 1.44 GAA and .951 save percentage. He could be back between the pipes sooner than anyone thinks. (Updated 5/11/13).
05/14/2013 22:20 Penguins rout Senators, take Game 1 of Eastern semifinals
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
Visions of Vezina Trophy Finalist danced through Marc-Andre Fleury's mind before a late-season slump doused any such thought. The Flower strung together a 22-2-2 run which ended in late March. The Penguins and their goalie never seemed to recover from back-to-back Islanders losses in which Fleury gave up nine goals before actually playing worse in the postseason. The Pittsburgh netminder won a career-high 42 games and his 2.36 goals-against average was significantly better than his career mark (2.68). The Pens brought in Tomas Vokoun to cover for the Flower during rough patches, something that could actually benefit his peripheral numbers in 2012-13. (Updated 8/14/12)