Penguins' unlikely Game 1 hero? Fleury
PITTSBURGH -- In the handy Carolina Hurricanes guidebook to victory for this Eastern Conference finals series, the hypothesis was simple: They had the best goaltender, and that was their best chance to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins and move on to the Stanley Cup finals.
Cam Ward was red-hot, and his counterpart between the Pittsburgh pipes, Marc-Andre Fleury was, well, perhaps prone to a wobble or two.
There was just one problem. No one bothered to send Fleury a copy of ...
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2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
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