The start is Fleury’s first appearance since his agent Alan Walsh made headlines by posting a drawing of the veteran goalie being stabbed in the back by a sword with coach Peter DeBoer’s name on it. Fleury has made two starts, both wins, since the playoffs began in the Edmonton bubble.
Robin Lehner, who was acquired by the Golden Knights at the trade deadline and has started a majority of the team’s playoff games, will sit despite posting shutouts in two of the first three games in this series.
As for the Canucks, they will be getting a big boost to the blue line with the return of Tyler Myers. He hasn’t played since leaving Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues with a shoulder injury. Jordie Benn will be a healthy scratch in place of Myers.
Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Canucks. The Golden Knights lead the series 2-1.