Penguins coach Dan Bylsma didn't know what had happened to his franchise goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury.

There were bigger problems than Fleury's numbers, though those were worrisome. So terrific during training camp, Fleury had started the season 1-6-0. He had allowed 25 goals on 170 shots.

Worse, Fleury's familiar smile hadn't been seen for weeks.

It was the morning of Nov. 12. As that evening's home game against Tampa Bay approached, it was clear something larger than two points was at stake.

Seventeen months to the day from a career-defining win in Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final, Fleury needed to show his coach something ? that unique trait that he had seemingly mastered during five years as the Penguins' No. 1 goalie.

"My previous experience with Marc is that his response was always excellent," Bylsma said. "The perplexing part about his beginning ... that (lack of response) is what I had not seen."