In the second night of a back-to-back against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew they’d have to have a good start. Sure enough, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was on his toes early in the first period for a remarkable save against defenseman Erik Gustafsson.
Gustafsson had a wide open net after jumping on an errant rebound and opted to put all his weight behind a slapshot. Fleury, less than a minute into the game, leapt up from a seated position to make a diving, acrobatic glove save.
Fleury has enjoyed what many believe to be a Vezina Trophy-type season and while his Penguins dropped both games in the back-to-back, he showed flashes of why he is in the conversation.