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March 10, 2020 10:16 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Downs Devils for win No. 20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray made 20 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

New Jersey's first goal was a bit soft, but Murray got more than enough offensive support to overcome any mistakes. The netminder has won three of his last four starts and has now reached 20 victories for the fourth straight season, but he still carries a lackluster 2.87 GAA and .899 save percentage.

March 10, 2020 12:12 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: First goalie off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray was the first goalie off the ice Tuesday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports, indicating he will defend the cage on the road versus the Rangers.

Murray is back between the pipes after getting shelled by the Caps on Saturday to the tune of five goals on 28 shots. With the playoffs right around the corner, it appears coach Mike Sullivan might be preparing Murray to be the guy in the postseason, assuming the club can stave off its current rough stretch (2-8-0 in its last 10 games) and hold onto a playoff spot.

March 7, 2020 08:36 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Washed by Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray stopped 23 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.

The goals came on defensive breakdowns by the Pens and odd-man rushes rather than any glaring gaffes on Murray's part, but they all count on his ledger just the same. The five goals were the most he'd allowed since Nov. 30, and on the season he carries a 2.89 GAA and .898 save percentage.

March 7, 2020 11:20 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: In net against Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will start Saturday's game against Washington, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Murray has helped stabilize the Penguins after a six-game losing streak, presiding over a pair of wins since then while allowing a combined five goals on 56 shots (.911 save percentage). He has split his previous two decisions against the Capitals this season.

March 6, 2020 12:24 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Back on track
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray made 28 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over Buffalo.

Murray matched the save total of Sabres goalie Jonas Johansson on the other end but faced two fewer shots and thus walked away with the 4-2 win. With consecutive wins following a personal three-game losing streak, Murray has found his groove, while Tristan Jarry is still looking for his. If Jarry doesn't follow suit and break his own three-game losing streak soon, Murray could wrest back full control of the starter's crease with the postseason around the corner.

March 5, 2020 11:52 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: In goal Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will get the starting nod on the road versus Buffalo on Thursday, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Murray will make consecutive starts for the first time since Feb. 2 and 6 versus Washington and Tampa Bay, respectively. The Thunder Bay native is coming off a 23-save win over the Senators on Tuesday. The decision to go back to Murray could be more about giving Tristan Jarry the start versus Washington on Saturday in the first game of a back-to-back, as Jarry has never faced the Capitals in his young career.

March 4, 2020 02:08 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Breezes to win over Sens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray turned aside 23 shots in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Senators.

Pittsburgh scored twice in the first 99 seconds of the game, putting Murray on course to snap his personal three-game losing streak despite a fairly pedestrian effort on his part. The netminder now carries a 2.85 GAA and .899 save percentage on the season despite his strong 18-10-5 record.

March 3, 2020 05:16 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Facing Senators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will guard the goal during Tuesday's home game versus Ottawa, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Murray has struggled recently, suffering three straight losses while posting a sub-par 3.75 GAA and .849 save percentage. He'll look to start righting the ship in a favorable home matchup with a Senators squad that has posted an awful 6-18-6 on the road this year.

February 29, 2020 01:00 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Takes third straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray gave up three goals on 21 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday.

Despite a fairly light workload, Murray didn't get enough goal support in this contest. The 25-year-old has allowed 11 goals during his three-game losing streak, which dropped him to 17-10-5 this year. He has a 2.85 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 34 starts. Given Murray's poor outing Friday, expect Tristan Jarry to complete the back-to-back Saturday in San Jose.

February 28, 2020 08:08 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Starting in Anaheim
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will protect the road goal in Friday's clash against the Ducks, Dave Molinari of reports.

Murray hasn't won since Feb. 16 against the Red Wings, but a similarly weak Ducks offense could provide him the chance to get back on track. Murray has allowed four goals in each of his last two starts. Friday is the first half of a back-to-back -- Tristan Jarry seems likely to start Saturday's contest in San Jose.

February 23, 2020 07:28 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Dropped by Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray turned aside 18 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

Washington's final goal was scored into an empty net, although the Caps scored three prior goals in the third period to take the lead. Murray has just one win in his last five outings, going 1-3-1 with a 2.79 GAA and .904 save percentage while alternating starts with Tristan Jarry.

February 23, 2020 10:12 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Set for afternoon clash
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will guard the road cage for Sunday's game against the Capitals, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

The 25-year-old has been decent in net in his past five starts, going 2-2-1 along with a 2.58 GAA and .917 save percentage over that span. Murray will face a tough matchup Sunday, however, against a Washington offense that ranks fifth in the league in goals per game this campaign (3.44). Sunday's game will be a pivotal clash for Murray and the Penguins, as the two teams are tied atop the Metropolitan Division with 80 points.

February 21, 2020 02:32 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Rough outing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray made 26 saves on 30 shots for the Penguins in a 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Thursday aside, rumors of Murray's demise have been a bit premature this season. Sure, he struggled in November and sat a lot in December. But Murray has resurrected his game since Dec. 28 -- he's gone 7-2-1 in his last 10 starts. Both he and Tristan Jarry seem to know how to win, so they're both solid options when in the blue paint.

February 20, 2020 11:40 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: In goal Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will get the starting nod on the road against Toronto on Thursday, Mike Zeisberger of reports.

Murray is 4-1-1 with a 2.15 GAA in his last six appearances and figures to continue splitting the netminding duties with Tristan Jarry down the stretch. In seven career matchups with the Leafs, the 25-year-old Murray is 3-2-1 with a .934 save percentage.

February 16, 2020 11:08 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Cruises to win over Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray turned aside 27 shots in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.

Detroit actually grabbed a 1-0 lead just over five minutes into the game, but it was all Pens after that and Murray wasn't particularly tested. While he's lost the No. 1 job to Tristan Jarry, Murray has remained focused and posted a 7-1-1 record since Christmas with a 2.41 GAA and .927 save percentage.

February 16, 2020 11:04 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Patrolling crease Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will draw the home start for Sunday's matchup versus Detroit, Dave Molinari of reports.

Murray has played well in his past five starts, going 3-1-1 along with a 2.38 GAA and .927 save percentage in that span. The 25-year-old will draw a great matchup against a Red Wings offense that sits last in the league, averaging just two goals per contest. It will be another important start for Murray, who has made strides to re-assume the No. 1 role from Tristan Jarry.

February 12, 2020 12:08 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Plays extremely well in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray allowed two goals on 38 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Lightning on Tuesday.

That's two straight defeats for Murray since his six-game winning streak ended last week, but that's to little fault of his own, as both losses came against the red-hot Lightning. Murray was also outstanding Tuesday, especially in the first period, when he stopped all 17 shots he faced. The only goals he yielded came on the power play and in the 3-on-3 overtime. Murray is now 16-7-5 with a 2.82 GAA and .902 save percentage in 30 games this season.

February 12, 2020 02:44 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Facing Lightning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will patrol the blue paint for Tuesday's home contest against Tampa Bay, Wes Crosby of reports.

Murray has won six of his last seven starts, registering a 2.68 GAA and .919 save percentage during that span. The 25-year-old has been more consistent as of late, earning some playing time back after yielding the No. 1 netminder job to Tristan Jarry earlier in the season. Murray allowed three goals in a loss to the Lightning on Feb. 6 and will have a tough test against them again Tuesday.

February 7, 2020 02:12 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Able to play after hit to head
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray made 25 saves in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.

He took a hit to the head from Victor Hedman, who was angled into Murray, but the goaltender stayed in the game. Murray has a history of injuries, so we all held our breath. But at this point, he's the expensive backup to Tristan Jarry and not the guy who will carry the Penguins the rest of the way.

February 6, 2020 02:28 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Seeking seventh straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray is slated to start between the pipes in Thursday's road game versus the Lightning,'s Corey Long reports.

Murray has been unbeatable since the end of December, stringing together six straight victories while posting an admirable .922 save percentage. The 25-year-old will need to stay sharp in order to have a shot at extending his win streak to seven games Thursday, as he'll be entering an unfavorable road matchup with a hot Tampa Bay team that's gone 5-0-1 in its last six contests.

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