It was a night of milestones in the NHL on Monday night.
He did it by stopping 38 of the 40 shots he faced in a 3-2 win over the Flyers to help Vegas extend its lead in the Pacific Division. Twenty-eight of Fleury’s career wins have come against the Flyers, the team he has beaten the second most times in his career (he has defeated the New York Rangers 31 times).
Ryan Carpenter‘s goal late in the third period broke a 2-2 tie to give Fleury the offensive support he needed for the win.
[The 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 11 on the networks of NBC]
From the moment the Golden Knights received Fleury from the Penguins as part of the expansion draft process he was expected to be one of the core building blocks for the first year team. When healthy he has probably exceeded expectations by putting together one of the best seasons of his career.
Given that he is now a member of the 400-win club and been a part of three Stanley Cup winning teams, that is no small accomplishment.
For the Flyers, the loss continues their recent slide that has seen them drop six out of their past seven games.