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Penguins' Murray tore hamstring before playoff opener
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The list of Pittsburgh Penguins injuries was larger than it initially seemed. Matt Murray revealed he tore his hamstring in the pregame warmup before the Penguins' playoff opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murray returned in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, carrying the Penguins the […]

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Penguins goalie Matt Murray goes from sidelined to shutouts
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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.

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After consecutive losses, Murray not worried about a goalie switch
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NASHVILLE — For the first time in his young NHL career, Matt Murray has lost back-to-back games in the playoffs. His Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Predators, 4-1, Monday at Bridgestone Arena, and now the Stanley Cup Final is tied at two games apiece

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Should Matt Murray start Game 5 for Pittsburgh?
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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 […]

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Cullen has faith in Murray despite Game 3 setback: 'He's a battler'
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It’s no secret, Matt Murray has what it takes to get the job done on the NHL’s biggest stage. However, Murray was lit up for five goals on 33 shots in the Penguins‘ Game 3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday. And despite allowing a couple of questionable goals and posting an ugly .848 […]

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Matt Murray informed it's all his fault, but ignores Predators fans
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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 […]

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Murray notches 20th playoff win in 3rd-fewest games ever
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Matt Murray is a train that keeps on rolling. The Pittsburgh Penguins netminder collected his fifth win of the postseason Wednesday night, helping his club take a commanding two-games-to-none lead over the Nashville Predators as the series shifts back to Tennessee. With the victory, Murray reached 20 playoff wins in the third-fewest games of any […]

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Matt Murray building his legacy by anchoring Penguins' pursuit of dynasty
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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 […]

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Firing Bylsma, Murray was a ‘bit of a shocker’ to Sabres star Eichel
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Despite speculation of a rift between Jack Eichel and Dan Bylsma this past season, the Buffalo Sabres star forward has expressed his surprise with the organization’s decision to clean house, firing both the head coach and general manager Tim Murray. The Sabres fired Bylsma and Murray on the same day, following reports earlier that same […]

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Penguins' Murray could win 2 Stanley Cups as a rookie
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Matt Murray is close to accomplishing something that has never occurred in NHL history and is unlikely to ever happen again: winning the Stanley Cup twice as a rookie goaltender. The Pittsburgh Penguins netminder backstopped the team to a championship in 2016, posting a record of 15-6 with a .923 save percentage along the way. […]

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Corey Hirsch column: Replacing Fleury with Murray a genius move
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I have to give Mike Sullivan credit – he looks like a genius. After Marc-Andre Fleury got off to a poor start in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins coach immediately went to Matt Murray to finish the game, then promptly started him in Game 4, even though Fleury had carried […]

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Murray gets Game 5 start for Penguins; injured players game-time decisions
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In what should be no surprise following his performance in Game 4 on Friday night, Matt Murray will be back in the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon when they return home to face the Ottawa Senators, coach Mike Sullivan announced before the game. Murray, who backstopped the Penguins to the Stanley […]

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