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Penguins fans show support for former goalie Marc-Andre Fleury

Renatta Signorini
| Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12:  Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates during warmups before a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates during warmups before a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
From left, Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb and Jason Garrison sit on stage during an event following the NHL expansion draft, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Fleury was picked by the Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)
From left, Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb and Jason Garrison sit on stage during an event following the NHL expansion draft, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Fleury was picked by the Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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.

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.

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.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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