If it were up to Ron Hainsey, Matt Cullen or Chris Kunitz would have been the Pittsburgh Penguins players to receive the Stanley Cup after captain Sidney Crosby. “It was pretty cool to see a guy who’s been through a lot,” Cullen said after Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6.
Matt Murray went from being sidelined by an injury in opening the playoffs to posting back-to-back shutouts in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. It hasn't stopped since,'' Murray said following a 27-save performance in a 2-0 Cup-clinching Game 6 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.
Matt Cullen was one of only three Pittsburgh Penguins skaters at their heavily optional morning skate on Sunday, hours before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. It could have been the final one of his career.
Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin has recently helped an 11-year-old hockey player replace his equipment after it was stolen from a middle school near Victoria, B.C. Irwin grew up in Victoria, before beginning his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks in 2013. Irwin, 29, heard of the story and supplied the family with a […]
When the Penguins were staggered in the postseason over the last two seasons, Murray was there to catch them. Murray followed a Game 3 loss to the Nashville Predators with another loss on Monday night, having given up three goals on 25 shots in Game 4 and eight goals on 58 shots in the two […]
JUNE 03: Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins tends goal during the first period against the Nashville Predators in Game Three of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. NASHVILLE – For a 23-year-old NHL goalie who already has a Stanley Cup under his belt […]
Nashville Predators fans have a chant for opposing goalies. Well, it’s less of a chant and more of an incantation, trying to conjure up bad vibes for an opponent. A vulgar, humiliating incantation that’s meant to rattle someone like Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins on a night when he gives up five goals, like […]
Perhaps this practice is most common with the Conn Smythe Trophy, when flash-in-the-pan potential in the Stanley Cup Playoffs often sees unlikely candidates briefly overshadow the superstars that do the heavy lifting over longer periods of time. In the eyes of some, superstar bias was evident as recent as last season when Sidney Crosby was […]
Murray will take over in net after a Game 3 rout. It looks like Marc-Andre Fleury played himself out of the Pittsburgh Penguins net. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wouldn’t commit to a choice in postgame or after practice on Thursday, but his actions all but confirmed it at Friday’s morning skate.
The Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. Matt Murray will reclaim the starting goaltender job for the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will give Matt Murray his first start of the playoffs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final Friday night in Ottawa. Coach Mike Sullivan announced the decision a few hours before the game. Murray replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period of a one-sided Game 3 loss on Wednesday after the […]
Patience is paying off for Matt Murray, who reportedly will get a chance to regain his starting role in the Pittsburgh Penguins net on Friday in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference final in Ottawa (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET). Murray, who started 47 times during the regular season, has backed up