March-Andre Fleury

Wanna know why Pittsburgh's been involved in deep playoff runs?  Look no further than the play of their number 1 goalie.  These numbers date back to the 2006-07 season, which is the first time that the modern day core of the Penguins have made it to the playoffs.  Only regular season stats are captured here (and remember a game played doesn't always mean a player will be the goalie of record).

 

Month

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

Save %

SO

October

38

23

12

2

2.60

.916

2

November

36

19

11

4

3.14 

.891 

December

32 

15 

14 

2.69 

.902 

January

32 

17 

10 

2.46 

.922 

February

30 

16 

3.25 

.895 

March

41 

30 

2.41 

.913 

4 

April

10 

2.16 

.925 




Fleury's by far reserved his best months as the calendar turns, particularly as the months grow longer.  March sees a sterling 30-4-5 record, the most shutouts of any month and solid GAA and save percentage.

Also, a lot has been made about that "stupid" shutout, as Fleury called it.  Pittsburgh is the only NHL team that hasn't earned a shutout in the 2009-10 season.  Fans may remember MAF's personal shutout day, but the schedule maker hasn't done him any favors this year.  Famously (if you like trivia anyways), Fleury has 3 straight shutouts on March 25th (2007, 2008 and 2009).  The Pens don't play on March 25th this season, but they do play the Washington Capitals on 3/24...

...Yeah, Pens fans won't mind if that amazing streak continues a day in advance.


 

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