Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports No one could be happier with the play of Marc-Andre Fleury this postseason than the Pittsburgh Penguins brass, except maybe the brain-trust in Las Vegas. Fleury has put to rest any doubts about his postseason performance and is playing his best playoff hockey since the 2007-08 campaign. He's made general manager Jim Rutherford look like a genius for not dealing him this season. Many expected that Fleury's days in Pittsburgh would be numbered with the impending NHL expansion draft. Matt Murray proved last season and through most of this regular season that he is the franchise's goalie of the future, leaving doubts about Fleury's role. However,
The Washington Capitals controlled the majority of Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Thursday, with twice as many shot attempts as the Pittsburgh Penguins. So after their 3-2 loss, Coach Barry Trotz didn’t hesitate to point to what went wrong. He felt Washington lost in the first 64 seconds of the second period, when star center Sidney Crosby scored two goals. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby would narrow that window to the first 12 seconds of that second period, when he felt he could have stopped Crosby’s first goal on a two-on-one off the opening draw. “I thought I got there in plenty of time,” Holtby said. “Sid does that slap shot that kind of flicks his toe at the end and it
NBC analyst Mike Milbury called P.K. Subban a clown for dancing during warmups. NBC analyst Mike Milbury used the word “clown” on multiple occasions in his predictable criticism of Subban’s dancing and general contentment in warmups prior to Game 2 between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues on Friday night.