Fleury practiced in Pittsburgh with the Golden Knights for the first time Monday. There was a special moment in the first period, as The Penguins gave Fleury an emotional video tribute during the first TV timeout of the game. Malkin, who scored in his fifth straight game, became the fifth player in team history to score 30 goals on six separate occasions. On Tuesday, he gave his plenty of hope by standing up while receiving an ovation from fans at a Pittsburgh Penguins game.
William Karlsson scored a power-play goal 2:09 into the game for the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Vegas Golden Knights and the Pittsburgh Penguins split the season series and it will be interesting whether or not they will meet again possibly in the Stanley Cup Finals come late May and early June.
Flames 3, Blackhawks 2: Michael Stone scored the go-ahead goal with 3:30 remaining in the third period, and Calgary held on for a win at Chicago.
It was a tough decision to let Fleury go, but Pittsburgh had to do it. Murray helped the Penguins to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup and eventually grabbed the No. 1 job. He willingly chose to waive a clause that would have let him stay with the Penguins. He won nine games and helped eliminate division rival Columbus and the Presidents Trophy-winning Washington Capitals before Murray returned in the third round of the playoffs against Ottawa.
Following the Fleury tribute, fans were surprised when injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier showed up on the Jumbotron.
While fans gave a pulsating ovation that lasted until the puck dropped to restart the game more than a minute later, Fleury removed his glove and reached inside his mask, presumably to wipe tears from his eyes. At the end of warmups, Fleury skated to the red line and took a shot off the pads from Penguins defenseman Kris Letang to the delight of the crowd. Pittsburgh also scratched defensemen Matt Hunwick and Chad Ruhwedel.
Shazier finished with 89 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 11 passes defensed in 12 games this past season. James Neal scored in the second-period for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Penguins: At the Dallas Stars on Friday.