1. Solid outing for Fleury
We live in strange times right now and perhaps that is best illustrated by the current format of the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals.
Play-In Rounds, round-robin games, no fans, you name it we have never seen sports like this before.
Another weird oddity surrounding this postseason is the fact that perhaps more than half the teams involved have serious question marks over their goaltending.
We’ve seen it already during the first days in the NHL’s return, and there have even been questions in regards to Vegas and its goaltending.
That’s what happens when you have a future Hall of Famer in Marc-Andre Fleury and an elite backup in Robin Lehner at your disposal.
But, whatever the outside noise may have been suggesting, it is clear that Fleury is the undisputed starter for Vegas and he was given the whole game against Arizona to dial in.
And he didn’t disappoint.
Now, granted, Fleury was hardly exposed in the opening two periods as the Coyotes only mustered up six high-danger scoring chances all game.
However, in saying that, the veteran handled whatever was thrown at him and, when he was needed in the third period with Arizona putting their foot on the gas, Fleury delivered in a big way.
The fact that Fleury looked sharp and dialled in from the first game would have been of huge encouragement to the Vegas coaching staff and front office, and now we will see how the organization handles the goaltending throughout the round-robin games.