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First-period report: Fleury winning the goalie war

Updated: May 19, 2009, 12:07 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

PITTSBURGH -- So, just checking, but who was supposed to be the dominant goalie in this Eastern Conference finals?

With one period in the books and the Pittsburgh Penguins enjoying a 2-0 lead, the early lead in the battle between Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Ward definitely goes to Fleury.

The Penguins' goaltender made a handful of sparkling saves as he turned aside all 12 Canes shots in the first period. First, he stoned Chad LaRose on a short-handed chance, then robbed ...

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