DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 29: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays the puck against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 29, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Penguins, as of now, are solidly in the playoffs. Evgeni Malkin is producing more points than any mortal in the NHL on this realm. James Neal is finding the back of the net with regularity. The team is selling out games and there's a lot of encouraging moments with the depth battling and finding a way to win.
That's the good news.
That's the bad news.
If those are four mentioned above are four of the most important five players on the Pens, Marc-Andre Fleury clearly rounds out the group. And the goalie likes no better month than March.
In 71 career games played, Fleury has a remarkable record of 43-16-9. His goals against is 2.37 and his save percentage is .915 with 7 shutouts.
All of these numbers are career bests (aside from sv % where he has a .917 mark in October).
Still- March has been Fleury's month. Given how strenuous the team's schedule is looking, it couldn't come at a better time.
Go Pens. Go Flower.
(And get well soon Sid and Kris)