Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was hearing it from some fans at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, but he showed why he was named an all-star Wednesday by robbing Capitals forward Michael Latta of what would’ve been a highlight-reel goal.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was getting the business at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus for surrendering seven goals on 16 shots, but that game meant nothing. And in his first regular-season game since All-Star weekend, Fleury was showing the form that got him named an all-star in the first place, robbing Washington’s Michael Latta of what would’ve been a highlight reel goal.
Latta split the Penguins’ defense and looked like he was about to deke Fleury out of his equipment, but the veteran netminder jutted out his left leg just enough to stop the puck from crossing the goal line:
Latta did wind up on the highlight reels, but thanks to Fleury’s athleticism and instincts, Latta went from victimizer to victim in the blink of an eye.