John Carlson (ice hockey)

Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights

Marc-Andre Fleury has been the foundation for the Vegas Golden Knights' run to the Stanley Cup Final.

Yet while he has a 1.68 goals-against average and .947 save percentage, he'll be the first one in the locker room to credit the defensemen in front of him.

"It's a team game — win as a team, lose as a team," said Fleury, who looks to become the 11th goaltender in NHL history to have his name on the Cup at least four times — and the fourth of that group to win with multiple teams.

"These guys are a big part of our success. We're well balanced, we got some veteran guys, some younger guys, got some offensive guys, some defensive guys playing together....

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