Penguins ruin Fleury's homecoming with win over Vegas

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Fleury's final season with the Penguins was one of his worst as a professional, but his turnaround in Vegas has been one of the true feel-good stories of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

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Third-period goals by Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel ruined Fleury's homecoming as the Penguins defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Tuesday.

"He did so much for our team and so much for the city", Penguins captain Sidney Crosby told Pens TV before the game.

Pittsburgh was able to defeat the Golden Knights 5-4 at PPG Paints Arena.

Fleury regained the starting job when Murray aggravated an injury during warm-ups in the first game of the playoffs.

At the first broadcast break, the Penguins showed an incredible tribute video to Fleury's tenure in Pittsburgh, highlighting his greatest moments from a special career.

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Fleury couldn't help but tear up as the crowd chanted his name and gave him a standing ovation.

Murray took it all in from the other end.

"It was my home for so long", Fleury said. A larger-than-normal crowd of supporters gathered behind the visitors' goal, many holding handmade signs and cheering each time he took the net. "He deserves every bit of appreciation he gets". "But you know, I know he'll be making a contribution to the team in 2018 in some fashion and we're glad that he's in the building on a regular basis now". "It's a night I won't forget".

Earlier in the day, he received his third Stanley Cup championship ring from Mario Lemieux, David Morehouse, Jim Rutherford and the coaching staff. Pittsburgh also scratched defensemen Matt Hunwick and Chad Ruhwedel.

Teams were allowed to protect one goaltender from the Golden Knights in the expansion draft, but players with no-movement clauses had to be protected.

Golden Knights: Complete a three-game road trip Thursday at San Jose.

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