Another special night for Marc-André Fleury means another big win for the Blackhawks – [Update News]

LAS VEGAS — Pretty slick strategy by the Golden Knights, if you really think about it, sneaking in the big video tribute to Marc-André Fleury mere moments before puck drop rather than at the customary first TV timeout. Fleury loves this city deeply and is a big softy. He was already crying just seconds into the video. The waterworks continued with the rousing ovation, the chatting that went on for even longer.

“Yeah, jeez,” Fleury said. “They had me going a bit.”

Is it difficult to stop a puck that has blurred or watery vision?

Yeah, well, Fleury’s getting pretty good at it by now.

Whether it was his memorable first trip back to Pittsburgh with the Knights and the lengthy tribute the Penguins gave him, or hearing Montreal fans chanting his name as he beat their beloved Canadiens for his 500th win, or hearing endless testimonials from former teammates at every stoppage during his next home game, or returning to Las Vegas — the city he helped turn into an unlikely hockey town — on Saturday night, Fleury seems to be feted everywhere he goes.

The league’s most beloved player must be doing something right.

“I don’t know, it’s not everybody — I get a couple fingers and booing and stuff,” Fleury said after making 30 saves in a 2-1 Blackhawks victory Saturday. “But I’m very lucky and fortunate to still play hockey.