For the second time this season, a Vegas Golden Knights player has been named one of the NHL’s stars of the week, and that player is none other than goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury — again.
Fleury was named the second star of the week after winning each of his three starts last week, including a pair of shutouts on consecutive nights against the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks, respectively. The 33-year-old (who turns 34 on Wednesday) allowed just two goals on 83 shots in those three starts.
In most cases, numbers like that would have earned Fleury the title of first star of the week, but Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine absolutely exploded for a ridiculous 11 goals in just four games last week, so it’s fair to understand why Fleury had to settle for “just” the second star.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion currently leads the league with five shutouts on the season while also being tied for the league lead in wins with 12. After a rough start to the season, Fleury now owns a 2.33 goals against average and a much-improved .913 save percentage.