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Pittsburgh Penguins injury update: Carl Hagelin, Matt Murray, Chris Kunitz

Pittsburgh Penguins injury update: Carl Hagelin, Matt Murray, Chris Kunitz

Updates on the statuses of several injured Pittsburgh Penguins players This Mike Sullivan said Monday that he is "hopeful" that injured forward Carl Hagelin could return at some point for the second round series against the Washington Capitals. "He’s getting closer, he skated today [before practice]. He skated yesterday on his own. He’s making progress. We’re hopeful we’re going to get him soon. It’s one of those injuries that’s going to be a day-to-day thing. I can’t say for sure, but certainly we’re hopeful." That could be empty playoff gamesmanship, or it could be...
PensBurgh Apr 23, 2017
Pens Points: Matt Murray not yet back on the ice

Pens Points: Matt Murray not yet back on the ice

Sunday the Penguins get back to practice and they might find out by the end of the night who they will see in Round 2 Pinch hitting a little bit of Pens Points this Sunday morning to freshen the old blog up. So here we go with some links prior to the team taking back to the ice for practice for the first time since Thursday night: Matt Murray, injured in Game 1 warmup on 4/12, has yet to return to the ice but did some off-ice workouts on Saturday, according to coach Mike Sullivan. [Tribune-Review] Sullivan says he hopes for "timely returns" for all the injured players, but of course no real...
PensBurgh Apr 14, 2017
They say it’s better to be lucky than good; it’s also lucky to have a good backup goaltender

They say it’s better to be lucky than good; it’s also lucky to have a good backup goaltender

Marc-Andre Fleury is the best backup net-minder in the league. He could be the keystone that holds this ailing Pittsburgh team together throughout the playoffs. The Penguins and the Blue Jackets will kick off Game Two of their series tonight back at PPG Paints Arena. Tons of thoughts about the Pens’ once-again dented roster are camping out in the backs of many fans’ minds. One big name in particular is rookie goalie Matt Murray, who has been Head Coach Mike Sullivan’s go-to guy since the beginning of the season, and the Game 1 starter that never was. Reports from the team stated that...
CSN Washington Apr 14, 2017

Penguins' starting goalie to miss second straight game with lower-body injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins are already without their top defenseman, now they will be without their starting goalie for the second consecutive game.Matt Murray, who started
The Hockey Writers Apr 14, 2017

Best and Worst Backup Plans in Stanley Cup Playoffs

For the second consecutive spring, the Pittsburgh Penguins moved to Plan B before Plan A ever had a chance to materialize Wednesday night before their playoff opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Starting goaltender Matt Murray, Plan A, suffered a lower body injury in pregame warmups, forcing the Penguins to start Marc-Andre Fleury, Plan B, […]
numberFire Apr 13, 2017

Penguins won't have Matt Murray (lower body) available Saturday

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (lower body) won't dress for Game 2 on Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. What It Means: Murray was slated to start in Game 1 on Wednesday, but he injured himself during pregame warmups. There's currently no timetable for his return. Marc-Andre Fleury will draw another start with Tristan Jerry backing him up. Murray went 32-10-4 this season with a 2.41 goals-against average (GAA) and .923 save percentage (SV%). Those are both worse than his rookie campaign when he recorded a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV%. Source:...
The Hockey Writers Apr 13, 2017

Overtime With BSC: Penguins Goaltending Depth Crucial

The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2016-17 season with a good problem on their hands. With Marc-Andre Fleury missing the majority of their 2016 Stanley Cup run, the Penguins were forced to run with rookie goaltender Matt Murray in their hunt for the championship. Murray, prior to the postseason, had played in just 13 games, posting a […]
FOX Sports Apr 13, 2017
The Penguins' decision to hang on to Marc Andre-Fleury was surprising (and may save their season)

The Penguins' decision to hang on to Marc Andre-Fleury was surprising (and may save their season)

Pens starter Matt Murray suffered an injury before Game 1, and now Fleury can play the role of hero
PensBurgh Apr 13, 2017
Pens Points: Flower Power Reigns Supreme

Pens Points: Flower Power Reigns Supreme

There is a recap of last night's game against CBJ, Ron Hainsey is highlighted after his first playoff game, and the Pens will be counting on their speed to win. More on these topics, plus more stories in today's Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning... Last night kicked off the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Pens and Blue Jackets faced off in Game 1 of the first-round series. Matt Murray was a surprise scratch to start the game, but that wouldn't stop the Pens, as they went up 3-0 on the scoreboard through two periods of play. Flower would shut the door the...
The Globe and Mail Apr 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins, with Fleury in net, start Stanley Cup defence with 3-1 win over Columbus Blue Jackets

Matt Murray scheduled to start as Pittsburgh goalie in playoff opener but was late scratch after suffering lower-body injury during warm-up
PensBurgh Apr 12, 2017
Penguins/Blue Jackets Game 1 Recap: Pittsburgh uses big 2nd period to win 3-1

Penguins/Blue Jackets Game 1 Recap: Pittsburgh uses big 2nd period to win 3-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins take Game 1 with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens play poorly in the 1st period (after Matt Murray is injured in warmups) but Fleury makes 16 saves. Pittsburgh fires up in the 2nd, scoring 3 goals and holds on for a 3-1 win. Pregame During warmups, starting goalie Matt Murray talks to the trainer and leaves early....Surprise, it's Marc-Andre Fleury starting. Coach Mike Sullivan directly said earlier in the day that Murray was in: Coach Sullivan: "Matt Murray is going to play tonight. Then we'll take it from there." — Pittsburgh Penguins...

Matt Murray scratched for Game 1, Fleury gets the start

Matt Murray exited warmups early and will not dress for the game.
Beaver County Times Apr 12, 2017
Brian Metzer's Penguins Pregame: Pittsburgh's Matt Murray, Columbus' Zach Werenski ready to roll as series opens

Brian Metzer's Penguins Pregame: Pittsburgh's Matt Murray, Columbus' Zach Werenski ready to roll as series opens

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan named Matt Murray his Game 1 (7:30 p.m., PPG Paints Arena; TV: Root Sports) starter despite rumors of a late-season injury.
PensBurgh Apr 8, 2017
Penguins vs. Toronto Recap: Resting Pens fall in 3rd, lose to Maple Leafs

Penguins vs. Toronto Recap: Resting Pens fall in 3rd, lose to Maple Leafs

The Penguins rest some guys and put up a good fight, but fall apart a bit late in the 3rd period and the Toronto Maple Leafs (who had a lot more to play for) clinch a playoff berth of their own. Pregame So many changes. Kevin Porter and Dominik Simon make their NHL season debuts, Cameron Gaunce and Tom Sestito draw back into the lineup too. Regulars in Nick Bonino, Patric Hornqvist, Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin (all heavy players who eat a lot of time, play physical and/or block shots) get a rest. interestingly enough, they leave Matt Murray in street clothes and give the backup job for...
numberFire Apr 6, 2017

Matt Murray manning the crease Thursday for Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray will start Thursday's contest against the New Jersey Devils. What It Means: Murray is 31-10-4 with a 2.37 goals-against average and .924 save percentage this season. The Devils own the third-worst offense in the league (2.19 goals per game). Murray is numberFire's top-ranked fantasy option out of the 24 starters in action tonight. Our models project a 69.0 percent chance of a win with 26.1 saves and 1.9 goals allowed on the night. Source: Daily Faceoff

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