Kudos to the Pensblog for remember it (almost slipped by me) but today is Marc-Andre Fleury day...From a post here two years ago:
Huge hat-tip to The Pensblog for pointing this out...
Freaky? Coincidental? You be the judge, I just sure hope the NHL schedules the Penguins to play next March 25th.
Amazingly, for those three seasons (2006-07 through 08/09) Fleury recorded a total of 13 shutouts, in 159 starts. For three of those to occur on the very same day of each the year has got to have the odds of a million to one.
Luckily for opponents, the Penguins did not play 3/25/10...Fleury gave up four goals to the Washington Capitals in an OT loss on the 24th, which shows the mojo obviously doesn't show up a little early.
But, check the calender, today is 3/25/11. And as we saw below, a win for Pittsburgh (plus a loss for Carolina) officially clinches a playoff berth for the Pens.