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Marc-Andre Fleury Sets Penguins Record

The Penguins have named Marc-Andre Fleury their Most Valuable Player for the season, an accolade that would have seemed unthinkable early in the season, as Fleury stumbled and was briefly forced to share his job with Brent Johnson. The Penguins' website also notes that goalie Fleury set a team record with his play this weekend.

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Fleury went 150:14 seconds without allowing a goal. The streak spanned from Philadelphia’s Mike Richards’ first-period goal against the Penguins on Thursday through a complete-game shutout against New Jersey on Friday until Florida’s Ryan Carter scored in the second period on Sunday.

Of course, the modest Fleury didn’t even realize he broke the record – which Jocelyn Thibault previously held with a 136:13 shutout sequence.

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Fleury's play recently has certainly been valuable to the Penguins, as they've been winning shootout after shootout with him at the helm. The article notes that in a perfect world, the Penguins would prefer to avoid going to shootouts, but with their offensive stars injured, it certainly helps that their goalie has helped keep them in the game until overtime, and can shut down the opposition after that.

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