Full Sportscast: Fleury to face former team for first time in Pittsburgh Tuesday
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
On Tuesday, Vegas goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, will be between the pipes in Pittsburgh for the first time since the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins left him unprotected in last year's NHL Expansion Draft.
Before becoming a Golden Knight, Fleury was only a Penguin.
Pittsburgh drafted him number one overall in 2003, and in 13 seasons, he helped them win three Stanley Cup championships.
The Penguins have already visited Vegas this season, losing 2-1 in December, so this isn't the first time Fleury is facing his former team.
However, it is the first time he's been back to Pittsburgh and spoke about it after Monday's practice.
Lady luck was most certainly not the side of Las Vegas sports books during the Super Bowl as some reported six- and seven-figure losses.
The losses reported Monday were in part due to a mystery man placing big bets and the many records set during the game, which allowed gamblers to cash in on proposition bets.
Unaudited tallies released Monday by the state's gambling regulators show people wagered a record $158.6 million on the big game at Nevada's 198 sports books.
That's about $20.1 million more than in 2017.
But the data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board show sports books made a profit of only about $1.2 million on the action, around $9.8 million less than in 2017 and not even close to the $19.7 they cleared in 2014.