In Dan Bylsma's mind, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is a candidate for some hardware at the end of the season. Bylsma figures Fleury has a shot at both the Vezina (best goalie) and Hart (MVP) trophies. "I don't think it can be overlooked that he should be in consideration for both those trophies," Bylsma said. "He's been the backbone of our team. There's been a lot of injuries. We haven't had a full lineup, I think, but two games this year. He's been a major reason why we've been a competitive team and a good team and a good defensive team. He's been outstanding. I don't think without his season, we're in the position we are, to be within three points of Philadelphia for top spot in the East."

Fleury currently carries the league's fifth highest number of wins (31) and 10th best goals against average (2.35)