Fleury Gives Penguins a Shot at Comeback

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At the end Friday night, as the horn sounded and the Penguins had lived to play another day by beating the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup playoff series, Flyers star Claude Giroux cracked his stick over the Penguins net, shattering it into multiple pieces.

It was the most serious damage the Flyers did to the goal all night.

Take a bow, Marc-Andre Fleury.

From the beginning, when the biggest crowd -- 18,628 -- to watch a hockey game at Consol Energy Center wrapped its collective arms around their goaltender and chanted "Fleu-ry! Fleu-ry!" to show its support, to the end, when Giroux lost his cool and got ready to head back to Philadelphia for a Game 6 Sunday that he and his teammates most certainly didn't want to play, Fleury was...

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