PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Penguins analyst Bob Errey joined Ron Cook on The Cook and Poni Show Tuesday morning to talk about the Pens’ 2-1 OT thriller over Ottawa and the save of the year for Marc-Andre Fleury.
“It was incredible what he did,” Errey said. “You just shake your head.”
Errey said he doesn’t know how he was able to pull that off being in the position he was. He was locked up on the shooter then had to come across to make the save.
Errey ranks it among the best saves ever. He said it was more athletic than Frank Pietrangelo’s ‘s save, but that one was bigger because it staved off elimination against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Patrick Division Semifinals.
Errey says he is not at all surprised by the turnaround of Fleury this season as he became the first goalie to win 30 games this season.
“He has been given the opportunity with the injury to Vokoun to really take the bull by the horns,” Errey said. “He has been fantastic.”
Errey admits he will be judged by what he does in the playoffs, but thinks he is ready for it.
The Pens have been without Kris Letang now for the past three games and he has been part of many trade rumors. Errey says the Pens have to keep him.
“The Pens need Letang to win a Stanley Cup,” Errey said. “Guys like this just don’t drop off trees.”
Errey points out that you need top talent to win in the playoffs and many might not remember that Letang led the team in points in the playoffs last year.
Errey thinks the Pens can compete for a Stanley Cup if they stay in house for Sidney Crosby’s right wing, but he doesn’t know if they can win it.
“They need a guy that can create space. Dupuis brought that physical element,” Errey said. “Sid needs someone to lay down the law and get people off his back.”
Errey says that is why Crosby is missing a beat without that help. His scoring is down and he is not getting the shots because he has to deal with everyone being on him.
Listen to the full interview here including who Errey likes in the Olympics and who should start in the pipes for Team USA.