Marc-Andre Fleury's diving save had everyone thinking of his most iconic moment
OK, so the stakes were a little lower.
But where have we seen this before?
In the second period of his first matchup as a Las Vegas Golden Knight against the Penguins on Thursday night, Marc-Andre Fleury took us back to first Stanley Cup of the Sidney Crosby era.
With about 6:20 remaining in the period, the puck squirted over to Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who released a shot from the bottom of the left circle.
And diving to his right was Fleury, whose chest save on the shot was eerily similar to the save he made against Nicklas Lidstrom in the waning seconds of Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings.
See for yourself.
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY, WHAT A SAVE!(we've seen something like this before, eh?) pic.twitter.com/mms4x6A8rc— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) December 15, 2017
So... like we said... seen this one before from Fleury... pic.twitter.com/8lvF4DbLJl— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) December 15, 2017
"I haven't done it too much since," Fleury said after the game. "Quick memory popped up. That was good."
This save didn't help the Penguins win. They lost their third straight game with the 2-1 defeat.
Things were a little more celebratory the last time we saw that save.
Fleury replicating his 2009 Cup final save pic.twitter.com/pvwSYN2y9b— Garrett Godlewski (@godlewski_g) December 15, 2017
Shades of 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 there from Fleury.— Niklas, The Penguin (@Geno_71) December 15, 2017
I️ just watched fleury do a not as great repeat of the 2009 finals save and now I️ want him back #cutmurray— Ryan Purvis (@___RP7___) December 15, 2017
Marc-André Fleury's first game against the pens and he recreates the exact same save he made to win them a cup and his most iconic save of all time. God I love the game of hockey. @GoldenKnights @penguins— Adam Rowland (@AdamRowland18) December 15, 2017