“We want to get back home to our fans, to our crowd, and to keep playing like this with them behind us,” Fleury said, minutes after enjoying the W so heartily that, as he left the ice, he was mimicking the behind-the-back high-five of injured teammate and friend Kris Letang. “We want to be home. We want that a lot.”

Crosby chimed in from nearby: “Yeah, this is the fun part.”

I swear, he almost smiled.

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