Fleury mocks his big mistake during Sunday's practice

Published June 20, 2021 at 6:31 PM

The Montreal Canadiens handed the Las Vegas Golden Knights an abysmal loss in Game 3 on Friday night, despite the fact that they had virtually dominated the game from start to end. The loss has almost entirely been attributed to veteran goaltender Marc Andre Fleury, who admittedly committed a game-tying mistake with fewer than two minutes remaining in regulation, thereby giving the Canadiens a game-tying goal and forcing overtime, where they eventually won the game.

There's no doubt that the Golden Knights have had a terrible few days as a collective, but I believe Fleury has had it the most hardest. Despite the fact that I'm sure he hasn't seen his social media, he has been the object of a tremendous amount of criticism from fans and pundits alike, the kind of criticism that may have a significant impact on a person's attitude. Fleury, on the other hand, appeared to be making the best of it as he entered the ice for practise on Sunday, even appearing to ridicule himself for the big error he made in Game 3 when he had to handle a puck behind the net.

This once again showcases the fun loving personality that Fleury has displayed throughout his career in the National Hockey League and it will no doubt serve to bring him back into the good graces of the fans that were left frustrated after his catastrophic mistake in Game 3. This becomes all the more impressive when you add the context of the controversy surrounding the goaltending for Game 4.

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