NHL veteran Marc-Andre Fleury CONGRATULATES Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry for ‘awesome’ goal vs. Lightning
Marc-Andre Fleury has congratulated Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry for his iconic goal against the Lightning.
Marc-Andre Fleury (L) and Tristan Jarry (R) [Pic Credit: Imago/AP]
In the sport of hockey, every player dreams of scoring goals for their team. In the huge history of the NHL, several players have left their mark on this industry with their goal-scoring feats. One feat which is pretty uncommon is a goalie scoring a goal. This rare development took place recently as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry scored a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Veteran Marc-Andre Fleury has now congratulated him for this.
Jarry got his name etched in history when he scooped up the puck in the dying moments. With the Penguins leading 3-2, the Lightning decided to throw the kitchen sink on it. The team pulled off their goaltender in trying to get a leveling goal.
Jarry was able to control the puck and launched it forward with an open net in his sight. The puck would bounce and roll in the net to give his team a 4-2 lead which turned to be the final score. The goaltender became the first goalie in Penguins history to score a goal.
Fleury who spent 14 seasons with the Penguins had previously desired to drop his goalie gloves and try to score a goal. While the 39-year-old veteran never got the chance to grab a goal, he was pleased to see someone else achieve his dream. He would call Jarry’s goal “awesome” and said it was “good for him“, according to NHL writer Rob Rossi.
Marc-Andre Fleury to decide about retirement after 2023-24 season
Regarded by many as one of the greatest goalies in the NHL, Marc-Andre Fleury has enjoyed both ups and downs in this life. The veteran goalie in now in his 20th season and making his trade with the Minnesota Wild. There have been talks about how long he can go. He has now stated that he will think about his future and retirement after the 2023-24 season.
The veteran goalie is now giving himself this season and will see how things pan out. He also claimed that he does not want to think about it in the meantime and not give it a thought in every game.
"I just told myself that I would give myself this season, see how it goes, see how I feel physically, mentally, if I can still stop the puck, and just make a decision at the end... I just want to get through it and make a decision at the end."Marc-Andre Fleury through Sportsnet.
Recently he came under the media spotlight after he broke NHL rules. The Minnesota Wild keeper decided to use a custom mask for thе tеam’s Nativе Amеrican Hеritagе Night. Despite the warning from the league, he decided to follow his heart which was supported by the fans.
Speaking on this retirement, it is all up to him when he decided to hang up his skates. There is no doubt that he is one of the best to ever play the game and is a future NHL Hall of Famer.
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