Penguins fans show support for former goalie Marc-Andre Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury didn't hold back against his former team Thursday night.
And fans didn't hold back their love for the former Penguins goaltender, despite the 24 saves he made to lead his new team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, to a 2-1 victory.
Penguins fans showed up at T-Mobile Arena judging from the welcome Fleury got when he was announced as the Golden Knights' starting goaltender. He shared a hug at center ice with former teammate and Penguins starting goalie Matt Murray.
Fleury introduction. Listen. pic.twitter.com/vfaZChfufs— Danny Webster (@DannyWebster21) December 15, 2017
Penguins fans still cheering for Fleury as he's interviewed on the Jumbotron after the game.— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) December 15, 2017
The Penguins fans at T-Mobile Arena (and there are a lot of them) are cheering every time Marc-Andre Fleury is shown/mentioned on the scoreboard. Every. Single. Time.It's neat to see how much he meant to that fanbase.— David Schoen (@DavidSchoenLVRJ) December 15, 2017
Fans showed up on social media, too. Fleury tended goal for the Penguins for 13 years before being selected by the Golden Knights during the summer in their expansion draft. Fleury won three Stanley Cups with the Penguins.
hey girl u want to come over & cry while marc-andre fleury makes saves for another team— ego (@EvgeniMaIkinEgo) December 15, 2017
"Are you rooting for Fleury to play well tonight?"Me: pic.twitter.com/NZtHWwbAqM— Penguins Jesus (@PenguinsJesus) December 14, 2017
Pens should just kinda smuggle Fleury onto the flight back to Pittsburgh— Octavius Rex (@Jake_Jacko4) December 15, 2017
It's obvious the Golden Knights fan base loves Fleury as much as Penguins fans still do. Fleury will make his return to Pittsburgh on Feb. 6. The Penguins typically play a "welcome back" video for former players who return and Fleury's video is sure to be a tear-jerker.
Tonight's First Star: Marc-Andre Fleury— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) December 15, 2017
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, email@example.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.