Golden Knights’ Fleury meets with Humboldt coach’s sons after win

Vegas Golden Knights centre Jonathan Marchessault, left, celebrates with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's 4-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/AP)

The Vegas Golden Knights have been the feel-good story of the NHL this season and, following their Game 3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, Marc-Andre Fleury took the time for a post-game locker-room visit that warmed the hearts of fans just a little bit more.

Fleury met with Carson and Jackson Haugan, sons of the late Humboldt Broncos head coach and GM Darcy Haugan, after the team invited the Haugan family to Wednesday night’s game.

Vegas mascot Chance flew to Humboldt earlier in the week to surprise the kids and their mother, Christina Haugan, and offered them the opportunity to watch the Western Conference Final showdown.

The entire hockey community has come together, first to grieve, and now to aid in the healing process after last month’s tragic bus crash killed 16 people, including 10 players, the bus driver, two coaches, the athletic therapist, a volunteer statistician and a broadcaster.

The Jets were one of several NHL teams to pay tribute to the team, wearing ‘BRONCOS’ on their jerseys instead of their own team nameplates in early April.

With Fleury and his team’s classy move on Wednesday, it’s clear #HumboldtStrong is still firmly in the thoughts of everyone throughout the league.

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