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Golden Knights' Fleury named first star of the week

Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 14:05:00-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Vegas Golden Knights' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been named the NHL’s “First Star” for the week ending Mar. 3.

Fleury went 3-0-0 with a 0.33 goals-against average, .987 save percentage and two shutouts as the Golden Knights improved their overall winning streak to four games to sit third in the Pacific Division.

Fleury began the week by making 23 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars Feb. 26.

He then posted back-to-back shutouts stopping 34 shots in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Mar. 1 and making 19 saves in a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Mar. 3.

The 34-year-old native of Quebec leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (32) and shutouts (8) this season.

He became the fifth goaltender in NHL history to record nine or more campaigns with at least 30 wins and his eight shutouts are two shy of his career high of 10 set back in the 2014-15 season.