With the Pittsburgh Penguins officially changing back to regular gold on their uniforms full time, a number of aesthetic changes have had to be conducted along with it. Those included the goaltenders’ masks, so they could blend with the new regular jerseys.
Marc-Andre Fleury’s has stood out, as it’s the only one of the bunch to heavily utilize black.
Turns out, there was a reason for that: so it would go with his home jersey, which is primarily black and gold.
That explains why he has a new mask for the road.
New road mask for Fleury- it's the same design as his black mask - this is just a white version. pic.twitter.com/Hwlsf8tR8j— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 29, 2016
Replace the black with the white, and suddenly, he’s got something that perfectly matches his road jersey. That’s awesome.
You’ve gotta love a goalie who takes so much care in his gear that he makes sure he’s going to match, no matter where he’s playing. Also, you’ve gotta love a goalie that has consistently performed rather well over the years. Fleury checks off both criteria!