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Top-4: Pittsburgh fans shout “we want Fleury” against the Wild

It wasn’t just the Canadiens in action last night in the NHL.

Four other games were on the schedule:

1: We want Fleury!”

In what could certainly have been his last career game in Pittsburgh, Marc-André Fleury was left out by the Wild and John Hynes.

The reason was simple: Hynes wanted to give himself the best chance of winning and decided to go with his best-performing goaltender so far this season.

All in all, the coach’s decision caused quite a stir on social networks yesterday. And with good reason.

The Penguins started the game well: they led 3-0 early in the third period after goals from Reilly Smith, Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin, but that’s when the Wild woke up:

The Wild came from behind in the game, but were unable to win. Sidney Crosby scored in the third period, which turned out to be the winning goal.

Fans in Pittsburgh didn’t forget Fleury, either. They chanted “We want Fleury” at one point during the game, which led to a few very special seconds for the Quebec goalie:

2: The Kane – DeBrincat chemistry is still there

Patrick Kane has signed his contract with the Detroit Red Wings and it’s going well so far.

The veteran forward made his decision with a view to joining a talented club, but joining up with his good friend Alex DeBrincat was also a factor.

We know that the two American forwards built up a great chemistry when they played together in Chicago… And clearly, said chemistry is still working very well.

The two little players combined their efforts to create a simply magnificent piece of play:

Unfortunately for the Wings, the work of Kane (two assists) and DeBrincat (two goals) wasn’t enough to allow their club to escape with the victory.

The Ducks ended up winning the game 4-3.

3 : Pardon?

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that statistic in my news feed this morning. Because it’s just crazy!

Last night, against the Wild, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored.

It was the 119th time in history that the Pens’ two leaders have scored in the same game since the start of their respective careers…

And the club, under such circumstances, has a record of 104 wins, 10 losses and 5 more setbacks in overtime.

That’s really, really impressive.

4: A first goal for Tatar in Seattle

Last Friday evening, December 15, Tomas Tatar was traded.

Just two months after signing a contract with the Colorado Avalanche, he had to pack his bags for Seattle…

And let’s just say, the former Habs forward didn’t wait too long to make new friends at his new club.

Tatar took advantage of a juicy rebound in front of the net to score his very first goal in his new uniform.

It was only his second game with the Kraken, by the way.

By way of comparison, it took him 26 games to score his first goal of the season with the Avalanche…

In the end, the Kraken lost 4-3 to the Stars.

The club has won only two of its last 12 games:


– He’s having a good time.

– Well done.

– Nice company.

– Whew.

– I love the atmosphere.

– Top scorers of the night :


– Busiest NHL schedule today :

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