Penguins assistant Gilles Meloche was a long-time NHL goaltender and no slouch with 270 wins.

Still, when he entered the team's dressing room Saturday night to congratulate pupil Marc-Andre Fleury on reaching 200 wins with an 8-3 victory against Buffalo at just 27 years of age, Meloche cracked, "You beat me by 10 years."

Meloche considers Fleury to be entering the prime of his career, and he knows that these days Fleury -- as well as Penguins backup Brent Johnson and all their masked NHL colleagues -- have to contend with a climate that isn't exactly goalie-friendly.

"It seems like this year I've been run over the most that I've ever been before," said Fleury, the likely starter for Tuesday's home game against Chicago.