Sports Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player's ear

10:57  17 may  2018
10:57  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets on May 12. A more detailed analysis of Fleury ’ s performance quantifies Prior’ s impact. “The way Fleury is playing right now, pounding the net with a high volume of low percentage shots would be doing him a

Less than eight minutes into Game 1, Jets defenseman Ben Chariot played a spinning backhand pass towards Joel Armia, who cut in front of Ryan Carpenter to redirect the puck past Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with his skate, bumping into Fleury in Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

LAS VEGAS - Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful.

During a scrum behind Vegas' net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights' 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets' unsuspecting Blake Wheeler .

"I did that?" said a playful Fleury, who also made 33 saves in the win. "There's cameras everywhere."

There sure are — and video of the ear tickle quickly became a big hit on social media.

"I was just sitting there and people, they were fighting," Fleury said, "and (I was) trying to have a little smile by myself. That was it."

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Entering Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Monday against the Winnipeg Jets , Fleury has a 1.74 goals-against average in 11 playoff games, along with a .943 save percentage. He leads the league in both categories. Vegas Golden Knights goalie

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets on May 12. A more detailed analysis of Fleury ’ s performance quantifies Prior’ s impact. “The way Fleury is playing right now, pounding the net with a high volume of low percentage shots would be doing him a

Wheeler, whose helmet was off and had his back to the goalie, somehow seemed unfazed by the, well, "eary" feeling.

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The Jets forward, who was draped over the back of the net, didn't even turn to look behind him to see who was responsible for the tickle as he continued yapping at Vegas players while getting himself back onto his skates.

The Golden Knights lead the Western Conference final series 2-1, and host Game 4 on Friday night.

Oh, and Wheeler might want to keep his ears clear of Fleury's frolicking fingers.

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