One can argue Marc-Andre Fleury started to blossom when he arrived in Sin City. He was a Vezina trophy winner in 2021 and was named to the All-Star game in that season. He also won the William Jennings trophy for the fewest goals allowed in a single season for a goalie tandem that year, winning it with Robin Lehner. His Golden Knight tenure was where he took off.
Statistically, you can say the same thing. Take your pick from the various stats:
- GAA (Goals Against Average): 2.41 compared to 2.58 in Pittsburgh
- Save Percentage: .917 compared to .912 in Pittsburgh
- Quality Start Percentage: .602 compared to .537 in Pittsburgh
- Adjusted GAA: 2.59 compared to 2.95 in Pittsburgh
He even had a career-high save percentage in 2021, saving .928 of his shots, along with a season-best GAA of 1.98 that year. On the surface, these stats prove Fleury was better in Vegas than in Pittsburgh. However, there are a few catches to this.