Even in good times, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a tendency to give up some wacky goals. Saturday presented a great example, as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler beat him from center ice:
That goal was a nice gift for Edler, who was just returning from a three-game suspension for a hit on Tomas Hertl.
Fleury can shake it off – aside from maybe some ribbing in the locker room – because Sidney Crosby scored a great goal to tie it up. Crosby now has an eight-game point streak with an NHL-leading 15 overall.
Overall, the 28-year-old netminder actually had a great first period, as the Penguins go into the first intermission tied 1-1 despite Vancouver’s 15-5 shot disadvantage.
“The Flower” isn’t the only guy to let up a weird goal lately.
Roberto Luongo suffered from this stunning own-goal about a week ago:
Jonathan Quick flubbed one on Oct. 8:
And Jonathan Bernier had a head-scratcher Thursday:
So, chin up “MAF,” you’re not alone.