The Pittsburgh Penguins were up 3-0 in Columbus last night and on the verge of taking a commanding 3-1 series lead back to Pittsburgh for Game 5. Enter Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Just to give you a little background, the Canadian netminder has something of a history of underachieving in the postseason—and that's putting it kindly really—including being benched during last year's quest for the Stanley Cup. Anyway, back to last night. Leading 3-2 in the final period of regulation, in the final minute of play, Fleury went behind his net to try and play a puck. And not only did he not get a touch on the puck, he also left a wide open net begging to be scored on. And with 22.5 seconds left, Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky obliged with the tying goal.
Check out a floundering Fleury below, as all he can do is scramble and watch in horror:
As if that gaffe wasn't bad enough, Fleury then began the overtime period by whiffing on what looked like a very tame effort from Nick Foligno, thus completing the meltdown. Check out the game "winner" below:
Fleury will have a chance to redeem—or bury—himself at home on Saturday.