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Marc-Andre Fleury’s diving save had everyone thinking of his most iconic moment

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| Friday, December 15, 2017 10:18 a.m

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.

“I haven’t done it too much since,” Fleury said after the game. “Quick memory popped up. That was good.”

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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.


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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)
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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)
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Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights tries to locate the puck next to Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Brayden McNabb #3 of the Vegas Golden Knights and Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battle for the puck in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a Pittsburgh Penguins shot in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a shot by Brian Dumoulin #8 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights takes down Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins with Brayden McNabb #3 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Phil Kessel tries to avoid the stick of Erik Haula during the third period at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: A general view of the ice shows the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a shot by Brian Dumoulin #8 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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