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Golden Knights’ Marc-André Fleury wins NHL weekly honor

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Steve Marcus

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stretches at the start of the second period as the Golden Knights play the Buffalo Sabres at T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

Marc-André Fleury’s strong play in goal last week helped the Golden Knights bring their record to .500 on the young season.

He was named one of the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the effort, in which he went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, for the week ending Oct. 21.

Colorado winger Gabriel Landeskog and Edmonton center Connor McDavid were the other two stars.

Fleury had a 26-save performance last Tuesday in a 4-1 victory against Buffalo. Saturday, he had 17 saves in a 3-1 victory against Anaheim for the 408th victory of his career, moving him past Glenn Hall into No. 10 on the NHL’s all-time wins list.

“It’s pretty cool. It’s something I looked forward to, so it’s an honor to be among those guys,” Fleury said Saturday. “So I’m fortunate to know good players and play on good teams. It’s good to be there.”

More important, at 4-4 overall, the Knights have won three consecutive games, Fleury said.

“The guys have been stepping up, playing big minutes, doing a good job up in front, helping me out to see the puck and clear rebounds away,” he said. “I didn’t even have a shot in the second power play, so the guys have been doing a great job up ice.”

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