If there was an award to be handed out for the NHL's most imposing performance on Friday night, both on and off the ice, it would be handed to Vegas Golden Knights goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury. The 34-year-old vet stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 5-1 over the San Jose Sharks in his 800th career appearance in net. To top off a special night, Fleury gifted an abandoned rival player's stick to a Sharks fan sitting in the front row with roughly six minutes remaining in the third period.
The NHL should take the initiative and chalk up four points for the Knights in this one. Not only did Fleury bamboozle the Sharks by turning back the clock with an absolute stellar showing between the sticks, but he also managed to troll Vegas' Pacific Division rival with a moment of class and banter.
The best part of it all is the fact that the stick wasn't broken, and Fleury delivered a savage quote in the post-game presser addressing that fact that he completely usurped the stick of a Sharks player who was getting busy in a scrap.
We don't want to hear any of your rebuttals, Friday night belonged to Fleury and the Knights.