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Every Super Bowl has to have a winner and a loser Cheap Frank Ragnow Jersey , and in a game like this, that's a shame. This year, it was the Philadelphia Eagles who won their first-ever Super Bowl by defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII by a score of 41-33.It was a dramatic game that ended in historic fashion. The offense was unheard of and both quarterbacks set records for yards thrown in an NFL postseason game, referees had to play a role in the game and one defensive strip ended up being the reason the Patriots couldn't mount the comeback fans are so used to seeing.Despite the score and whomever you chose to cheer for, this game was so unbelievable, it was easy to pick winners and losers. Tom Brady and Nick Foles led the way for the winners and The Hoodie and the kickers led the way for the losers.Winner: Nick FolesWHAT. A. PLAY.@Eagles throw up the trick play to Nick Foles for the touchdown... ON FOURTH DOWN!Incredible.#SBLII | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/FYHjhl6knX— NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 5, 2018He was the story all week and was unbelievable throughout the entire game including making the catch on an incredibly gutsy fourth down play to give the Eagles a 10-point lead heading into the second half. The question was could he hold up against Tom Brady? Apparently, he could.He was the first player to throw and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl and he'll be in the history books forever because of that stat. He wound up winning the game MVP award and this was after almost quitting football. You can't write a better story than the one Nick Foles delivered.Loser: Malcolm ButlerPatriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was benched to start Super Bowl LII. https://t.co/KGjkC6Oj2L pic.twitter.com/kvFOSyInzK— NESN (@NESN) February 4, 2018It was a coach's decision but Malcolm Butler was not going to be part of the defensive scheme of the New England Patriots and he was visibly emotional about the decision.聽 You could see him wiping the tears away during聽the singing聽of聽America the Beautiful.聽When "The Hoodie" was asked why he chose not to play Butler on anything but special teams,聽 Coach Belichick simply said he was making the decisions that gave his team the best opportunity to win.Al Michaels of NBC explained during the broadcast that the lack of defensive playing time for Butler聽was why the decision was made. It might not have made a difference, but the fact that the Patriots lost will make the decision a questionable one.Winner: Tom BradyAnother day, another #NFL postseason record for #TomBrady#SuperBowl #SBLII #SB52 pic.twitter.com/HPerQ8mcma— FanSided (@FanSided) February 5, 2018He might not go down as the winning quarterback聽from Super Bowl LII but he still had one hell of a game and set all sorts of records throwing for over 500 yards. He led the Patriots to the highest score for a losing team in Super Bowl history and while it might not feel like it for him right away, the loss was not Brady's fault and he has to be considered a winner just by what he accomplished in this game.He was throwing passes and touchdowns all game long, he just so happened to throw less of them than Nick Foles. This was a game of pure offense and Brady was as good as he always is. His only mistake was a dropped pass in the first half that could have been a difference-maker. Marc-Andre Fleury never believed the expansion Vegas Golden Knights were a team built just for the future Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey , and that losing would be acceptable because it was the inaugural season.

On Sept. 13, the three-time Stanley Cup goaltender said: ”It’s not something I accept. Every guy here wants to win. We know where we’re at, we won’t accept losing. We’re looking at winning some games.”

With help from Fleury, the Golden Knights did a lot more than win some games. They’re one of the most successful expansion teams ever. In any sport.

”It’s a good thing it worked out, so I don’t look like a fool,” Fleury said Friday about his bold preseason statement.

”Every guy here has a lot of pride in the way we play, the way we look at ourselves as a team every night. We all have pride in winning and I think it’s shown throughout the season, and in the (first round of the) playoffs, too.”

Fleury dominated the Los Angeles Kings in the first round. The Golden Knights became just the sixth team to allow three or fewer goals in a playoff series going back to 1980.

With an 0.65 goals-against average Fleury joined a short list of goalies since 1967-68 who have won all four games of a playoff series and kept their GAA to 0.70 or fewer.

Same ole Fleury, different team.

”We played some very sound hockey and when we didn’t, when we were having a bad period or a bad stretch, goaltending was there to help us stabilize,” Vegas general manager George McPhee said. ”And that’s why he’s here, that’s what he gets paid to do and he does it very well.”

Next up: the San Jose Sharks.

After fans watched a stellar goaltending matchup between Fleury and Kings’ Jonathan Quick, the 14-year veteran faces a San Jose team that had goalie Martin Jones stop 128 of 132 shots in a sweep of the Anaheim Ducks.

”Their goalie is very good; their defensemen also contribute to their attacks Uchenna Nwosu Jersey , they’re a quicker team than L.A. I think they’ll create more offensively,” Fleury said. ”It’ll be a little more fast pace and a little more open hockey, they’ll be a little more up and down.”

Fleury will prepare with a meticulous approach and tranquil execution that impresses teammates.

”His calmness in the net is unbelievable,” defenseman Shea Theodore said. ”When you’re having little chit chats on the ice and you’ve been hemmed in and they’ve had five or six or seven Grade A chances and he’s been flopping around, you go to talk to him. . He’s just so calm and so patient in the net, I feel it definitely calms our group down.”

Forward Cody Eakin said Fleury always lets his teammates know he is aware of their play.

”It’s just a huge part of his game, tracking pucks, being sharp, or knowing what’s going on around him – he’s phenomenal at that,” Eakin said. ”It gives you confidence when he’s talking to you, or you can talk to him, or skate by and give him a wink. He’s pretty amazing.”

Amazing, like the Golden Knights’ improbable season. And Fleury said they’re just getting started.

”We’re not done here,” he said, ”hopefully we have a long way to go.”

STATWATCH: Fleury stopped 127 of 130 shots in the first round Cheap Quenton Nelson Jersey , a save percentage of .977. His career playoff save percentage is .910. He had two shutouts while allowing three goals in 275 minutes against the Kings.

While Fleury doesn’t get consumed with stats, there is one that matters to him.

”Wins,” he said. ”I’m not out there to prove anything, I just want to win games. If I can help the team get wins, that’s all that matters. If I win and the team wins, everybody’s happy, the coaches, the fans, and at the end of the day that’s why you play.”

The last time Fleury led his team to a first-round sweep was in 2009, when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup – the first of three in his career.

BIGGEST MOMENT: Any one of the three times Fleury hoisted the Stanley Cup was a big moment during his career. But not the biggest, according to him.

”My first game was pretty big, because that’s always been my dream to play in the NHL,” said Fleury, who allowed two goals and stopped 46 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Kings in his NHL debut on Oct. 10, 2003. ”I never thought I would make it. But the first time I could play and made some saves in a game Cheap Christian Kirk Jersey , I thought that was so cool.”

Fleury didn’t say where a Stanley Cup with Vegas would rank, keeping his focus on San Jose.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: During an interview on NHL Network, former teammate Ryan Whitney asked the prankster goalie if he had moved on from Olive Garden, which Fleury laughingly said fit his budget back then. Nowadays, Fleury’s pregame meals are catered to his liking by the chefs at City National Arena, the team’s headquarters.

”On game day I always eat the same stuff. I just go with noodles, oil and chicken, a little vegetable, a side salad,” said Fleury, who said he cherishes the vibe on game day, including the drive to T-Mobile Arena.



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