Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player's ear

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful.

During a scrum behind Vegas' net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights' 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets' unsuspecting Blake Wheeler .

"I did that?" said a playful Fleury, who also made 33 saves in the win. "There's cameras everywhere."

There sure are — and video of the ear tickle quickly became a big hit on social media.

"I was just sitting there and people, they were fighting," Fleury said, "and (I was) trying to have a little smile by myself. That was it."

Wheeler, whose helmet was off and had his back to the goalie, somehow seemed unfazed by the, well, "eary" feeling.

The Jets forward, who was draped over the back of the net, didn't even turn to look behind him to see who was responsible for the tickle as he continued yapping at Vegas players while getting himself back onto his skates.

The Golden Knights lead the Western Conference final series 2-1, and host Game 4 on Friday night.

Oh, and Wheeler might want to keep his ears clear of Fleury's frolicking fingers.

___

For more NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NHLhockey

People also read these

In setback for Brazil's Rousseff, Senate puts her...

Aug 10, 2016

Brazil's Senate has voted overwhelmingly to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for...

Delta struggles through third day of computer...

Aug 10, 2016

Delta Air Lines had more than 300 cancellations globally before operations return to normal later...

US employers advertised more jobs and boosted...

Aug 10, 2016

US employers advertised more jobs and boosted hiring in June, a hopeful sign for economy

'Truly a piece of evil': 'Grim Sleeper' sent to...

Aug 11, 2016

A Los Angeles serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" has been sentenced to death for the murders...

Refugee athletes from Congo find joy simply in...

Aug 10, 2016

Refugee athletes Yolande Bukasa and Popole Misenga competed in judo at the Rio Olympics, and they...

About Us

The World Insiders brings you exclusive coverage from across the globe in a timely, easy to consume format sourced directly from our regional media partners.

Contact us: sales[at]theworldinsiders.com

Subscribe Now!