Marc-Andre Fleury saved the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday with one of the best saves of the season — and quite possibly Fleury’s career.
Caught out of position after Toronto forward Ilya Mikheyev’s shot rang off the post, Fleury had to dive across the crease in a desperate attempt to stop Nic Petan’s backhand rebound from going in the net.
Stop it, he did . . . and in mind-boggling fashion, snatching the puck out of mid-air before it could reach the net’s top-left corner.
The save prevented the Maple Leafs from tying the game with just minutes to play in the third period and helped Vegas secure a 4-2 win.
Fleury made 31 shots on 33 saves in the victory and earned his 450th NHL win in the process — making him just the seventh goalie in league history to do so.
The 34-year-old currently trails his peer Henrik Lundqvist (453 wins) on the all-time wins list and will soon surpass Curtis Joseph (454). Martin Brodeur (691) holds the league’s all-time record for most wins by a goaltender.