Marc-Andre Fleury was two minutes away from backstopping the Golden Knights to a Recreation 3 win over the Canadiens within the Stanley Cup semifinals. Then he tried to play the puck behind his internet.
He failed. Badly.
Fleury’s error put the puck on Josh Anderson’s stick, and Anderson promptly backhanded it into an open internet for a game-tying purpose. The groups wound up going to time beyond regulation Friday in Montreal.
Anderson scored once more 12:53 into the additional session to provide Montreal a 3-2 win and a 2-1 collection lead.
Vegas outshot Montreal 40-21 in regulation (and 45-27 for the sport), however Fleury’s counterpart in internet, Carey Value, stored his staff within the sport with saves like this twisting cease of Alex Tuch.
Value’s play put the Habs in place to pursue a tie within the ultimate minutes, after which Fleury handed it to them. Montreal pressed within the closing seconds, too, and Fleury needed to make a pointy save simply earlier than the third-period horn.
Fleury has began 15 of Vegas’ 16 playoff video games this yr. He entered Friday with a 1.92 goals-against common and a .923 save share within the postseason.
The winner of the Vegas-Montreal semifinal will advance to the Stanley Cup Ultimate.