Report: Marc-Andre Fleury Sets Franchise Record in Minnesota

When the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline concluded, one move surprised many, and that was the acquisition of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury by the Minnesota Wild. The Wild already had Cam Talbot as their number one and rookie goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen as the backup, and things seemed to be going smoothly in Minnesota. Fast forward two weeks since the trade deadline, and Fleury looks to be the best addition a team could have made as he looks like Fleury of last year when he won the Vezina Trophy in Vegas. Fleury has been rock solid for Minnesota as he solidified the goalie duo of himself and Cam Talbot, leading the Wild to the longest active points streak in the NHL with an 8-0-1 record over their last nine games. Wherever Fleury has landed in the NHL, whether Pittsburgh, Vegas, Chicago, or now Minnesota, he has been a fan favorite with his consistent play and likable personality. Since arriving in Minnesota, he has stolen the hearts of Wild fans as it took him only three games to set a franchise record.

For Fleury, he has appeared and started in three games for Minnesota, which have all resulted in wins, making him the first player in Minnesota franchise history to win their first three starts with the club. During those three games, Fleury has been a brick wall as his save percentages have been elite as he has recorded save percentages of .974%, .920%, and .970%. Along with having such high save percentages, Fleury has only surrendered four goals over the three games. He allowed two goals against Columbus, one goal against Philadelphia, and one goal against the Metropolitan Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes. Fleury has been as advertised as the championship-winning pedigree he has brought to Minnesota continues to be contagious with the whole team. The Wild are playing some of the best hockey in the NHL and are playoff-bound, looking to make waves by winning it all on the backs of Talbot and Fleury.

Metropolitan Division Preview Cue’ the Duck Boats Pod

Bruins prospect tournament standouts, Metro Division Preview, Blake Wheeler loses the "C", Nic Hague contract dispute, and Evander Kane gets another bag.Thanks for listening! Please rate and review our show on your favorite listening platform. Check out our partner's website at www.insidetherink.com for all your latest hockey news.
  1. Metropolitan Division Preview
  2. Thoughts from the Balcony
  3. The Calm Before the Storm
  4. New Kings in the North
  5. Winter is Coming

Kevin Santangelo

Co Host of Cue' the Duck Boats Podcast Writer for Inside the Rink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Five Predictions For The Oil In The 2022-23 Season

Every off-season, there is always that very dull spot. The excitement of free agency is gone, trade rumors go quiet, the teams are set, and that’s where we are right now. Thankfully, we are about to be out of that. As training camp is starting up and pre-season games are up and running, opening night […]

Read More

Have The Adirondack Thunder Solved Their Goaltending Problem?

The goaltending situation in Adirondack has always been a question coming into each season. However, this season’s situation seems a lot more promising, at least for now. Looking at the Devil’s organization, they want to have more depth at the goaltending position. With that, they want to have three goaltenders at all three levels, which […]

Read More

Breaking: Annual Red/ White Game Recap

The Detroit Red Wings played their annual Red/ White training camp game on Sunday afternoon. Typical of recent Red/ White games, the game was two half periods in duration. Team Red defeated Team White 4-2 in an entertaining game. First Half Dylan Larkin opened the scoring for Team White, making the game 1-0. Givani Smith […]

Read More