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Save of the night: Marc-Andre Fleury uses every bit of his toe to stop Mike Grier

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been on a ridiculous tear of late and last night he showed the Buffalo Sabres just how good he is. During the Penguins 5-2 win over Buffalo, Fleury did a lot of standing on his head to keep the Sabres at bay. One thing they may not have counted on was Fleury being able to stay on his toes to make saves.

Early in the first period with no score, the Sabres scrambled in front of the Penguins net when the puck ended up on the stick of Mike Grier. Grier tried to slip the puck by Fleury on the sneak, but Fleury almost purely on instinct kicked his foot out and ended up booting the puck away with a remarkable toe save. Fleury’s sharp instincts helped him lead the way to helping the Penguins to their 12th straight victory.

PHT Morning Skate: Remembering 10 years of Crosby, Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin
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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Here’s a detailed look back at Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin‘s first 10 years in the NHL. (

Speaking of Crosby, he’s signed a multiyear partnership with adidas. (Newswire)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play a key role in easing Connor McDavid into the NHL. (Edmonton Sun)

After two polar opposite seasons, the jury is still out on Patrick Roy as a head coach. (Denver Post)

Marc-Andre Fleury enjoys pulling off pranks on his teammates. “I play better when I’m looser, laughing and having fun,” he said. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Art McDonald, a Canadian who won recently won a Nobel Prize, talked to the committee members about the Toronto Maple Leafs. (SB Nation)

DiMaio named Blues’ director of player personnel

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The St. Louis Blues named Rob DiMaio their director of player personnel on Tuesday.

He’s been with the organization for some time. He joined as a pro scout in 2008 and was the pro scouting director starting in August 2012.

He was also a scout for the Dallas Stars before landing with the Blues (one would assume his biggest connection is GM Doug Armstrong, then).

In case his nose didn’t give it away, he also enjoyed a lengthy hockey career over 19 seasons.

No doubt about it, this is a pivotal season for the Blues after multiple campaigns in which strong regular seasons dissolved into playoff disappointments. Perhaps DiMaio can make a difference in a heightened role?