Avalanche shut out by Fleury, Golden Knights in return to play


LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves, and the Vegas Golden Knights shut out the Colorado Avalanche in their first game since Feb. 2, 1-0 at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday.

Max Pacioretty scored for the Golden Knights (10-2-1), who won for the fifth time in six games and are 8-1-1 at home.

Philipp Grubauer made 23 saves for the Avalanche (7-4-1), who had five games postponed due to NHL COVID-19 protocols. Colorado was 4-0-1 in its five games prior to the postponements.

It was Fleury’s second shutout of the season. He has not allowed more than one goal in his past three starts.

Pacioretty scored on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle for the only goal of the game at 1:38 of the second period.

Fleury made 10 saves in the third.

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