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Marc-Andre Fleury named NHL’s third star of the week

Over 80 shots against, and just five got past him for what was a pretty good week.

Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images

Before taking off for their bye week, the Pittsburgh Penguins ended 2016 on a high note, featuring a four-game win streak. Marc-Andre Fleury played in all of ‘em, but it’s the last three that were in the last week of 2016 - and the three that earned Fleury some recognition from the league.

Fleury has been named the NHL’s third star of the week, behind Auston Matthews and Chris Kreider, who scored four goals each.

Fleury, meanwhile, was the one preventing goals: he stopped 77 of the 82 shots he faced for a .939 SV%, helping the Penguins win all three games, including the game against the Hurricanes in which he had to relieve Matt Murray due to injury and hold the fort as the Penguins mounted their comeback.

So far this season, Fleury has put up a .909 save percentage over 24 games. It’s a bit less than we’re used to from him, but with weeks like the most recent one, it’s definitely great to see him rounding back into form.