Video: Fleury allows a goal from center ice

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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.