The spring tournaments follow one another and look alike for Marc-André Fleury. The Quebec doorman will hand over the Wild cage to Cam Talbot for the sixth game of the series between the Minnesota team and the St. Louis Blues.
Wild striker Marcus Foligno confirmed this decision to The Athletic site, a few hours before the match which will be played at the Enterprise Center.
Fleury's performance in five playoff games with the Wild was deemed insufficient by head coach Dean Evason. Fleury went 2-3-0 with a .906 save percentage and 3.04 goals-against average against the Blues.
Recall that Fleury had lost his starting position to Matt Murray during the conquest of the 2017 Stanley Cup from the Pennsylvania team.
With the Vegas Golden Knights, it was Robin Lehner who had inherited the confidence of his head coach for the decisive game against the Montreal Canadiens in the conference final, last June.
In 167 career playoff games, the friendly Quebec goaltender has posted a .912 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average.