You know, I bet there were more than a few sphincters that tightened in Western Pennsylvania when the goalie who is somehow still technically a rookie while also having a Stanley Cup under his belt went down with an injury before the first puck drop of the Penguins playoff run. Pittsburgh may be in the enviable position of having two relatively trustworthy net minders, but it couldn't have felt like a good omen to lose the guy backstopped them to a championship during pregame warmups. Especially when their #1 defenseman is on the shelf for the entirety of the postseason.
Luckily, Marc-Andre Fleury has eased those concerns by not only giving a Matt Murray-esque effort in relief, but by showcasing some veteran gamesmanship along the way. The officials may have needed a sledgehammer to pound Zach Werenski's rocket out from the depths of the net from which it became embedded, but MAF hid that biscuit in his basket better than a full bag of that annoying ass Easter grass ever could. It was thee most hopeless of efforts considering the puck was obviously in the net and there's nothing short of 1,000 cameras that could have proven that, but it's one that you can't help but appreciate from a proud guy that's desperately looking to hold on to the starting job that he undoubtedly thinks is rightfully his.
Probably would have been better off actually stopping the shot, but - with the way that laser was labeled - temporarily making it look like he may have potentially stopped it was the closest he was going to get...