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Fleury Magnificent as Penguins Take Stanley Cup

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The clock ticked under ten seconds, the Detroit Red Wings, desperate to prolong their season, were in possession, needing a goal to tie. The first shot was fired by Nicklas Lidstrom, and blocked by Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The puck ricocheted back to Lidstrom and the net was wide open for a split second, so, with no time to lose, he rocketed the puck towards the goal. The opening closed with the puck in mid-flight, as Fleury dove and blocked the shot with his body. The puck trickled aimlessly near the right sideline. Two seconds remained, then one second, then the buzzer sounded. The red-clad arena went silent. All that could be heard was the jubilant screams of the Penguins. Those on the bench leaped onto the ic...

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