The Vegas Golden Knights fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, snapping a four-game winning streak. After the loss, head coach Gerard Gallant and players said their first period play was part of the problem. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2. Ben Gotz and David Schoen report from Pittsburgh.
Las Vegas isn’t the only city where Marc-Andre Fleury is a fan favorite. Fleury was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2003, and was its goalie until the expansion draft last June. He won three Stanley Cups as a Penguin, and helped turned the team from a bad one to a historically great one. Even though he’s gone, Pens fans still have love for Fleury. Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pittsburgh starting selling Fleury and Knights gear to keep up with demand. Season-ticket holder Bill Diamond had no thoughts of taking down his framed jersey. Pittsburghers say they’ll be watching this week’s Final with hopes that he raises another Cup.
Marc-Andre Fleury became just the 13th goalie to reach 400 wins in his NHL career. Fleury stopped 38 shots and led the Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Monday night. Others in the 400-win club are Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall and current contemporaries Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist. “It’s a nice number to reach and all the guys in front of me I have great respect for and it’s cool to be part of that list,” Fleury said. Fleury played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, before being picked by the Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draft.
Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee explains how a three-way trade between the Knights, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins brought right wing Ryan Reaves from Pittsburgh to Vegas.
The Golden Knights’ name and sharp-looking logo may not be big with the United States Army these days. But fans seem to like it. A lot. According to Fanatics, which oversees the league’s online shop, the Knights rank No. 4 in the NHL when it comes to merchandise sales. The New York Rangers are the No. 1 team in sales, followed by the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury has had a greater impact on Pittsburgh than just on the ice Fleury and his wife opened a playground at a Pennsylvania Boys and Girls Club The Sto-Ken-Rox Boys & Girls Club is located in McKees Rock, where more than 35 percent of residents live in poverty. The playground opened last year before Fleury started playing for the Golden Knights Fleury financed the construction of a state-of-the-art playground, as well as sports equipment to play hockey.
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury says playing against his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins was a different experience than he anticipated.
After the Vegas Golden Knights took a 2-1 win over the Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, head coach Gerard Gallant said the team played at their best to bring home the victory.