Sunday, May 20, 2018

Goalie Announcements (May 20)

Marc-Andre Fleury versus Connor Hellebuyck
The clock hasn't struck midnight yet on this Cinderella story, as the Vegas Golden Knights have the Winnipeg Jets right where they want them, heading into Game 5 tonight... right behind the 8-ball.

The Western Conference Finals shifts back to Winnipeg for Game 5, which is an afternoon start today, 1pm MT on CBC, and the Jets are in a win or go home state, so desperation has to be high.  The Jets have leaned on Connor Hellebuyck all playoffs and he has come up big, with a couple of notable exceptions, but if there is ever a time to make up for some of those poor outings, it would be now.

At the other side, the calm and cool Marc-Andre Fleury has been absolutely dynamite for the Golden Knights, unflappable and amazing at times.  The experience factor has to be playing a huge part in the success, both individually and among his teammates and if they can close out this series on the road, they will get an extra few days to rest up for the Stanley Cup Finals.

It's no easy task for either side today, with so much on the line, so we'll see who gets out of the gates first and who, eventually, has the will to push their way through.

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