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October 9, 2020 02:04 PM
Senators' Matt Murray: Secures $25 million deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Senators on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

The Senators traded a second-round pick and prospect Johnny Gruden for Murray on Wednesday, and now they've locked down their starting goalie through the 2023-24 season. Although just 26 years old, Murray has the experience of a veteran with 199 regular-season NHL games under his belt, a career .914 save percentage and two Stanley Cups. The Senators are still in a rebuild, and Murray's winning experience should expedite the process. The team could turn a corner at some point during Murray's current deal.

October 9, 2020 01:12 AM
Senators' Matt Murray: Eager for fresh start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray is excited for a fresh start in Ottawa, reports, and he's optimistic a contract extension that keeps him in Ottawa a long time will be signed soon.

Murray is a restricted free agent and can become a UFA next offseason. But he likes what he sees in his new team. "This is a young team stacked with talent and heading in absolutely the right direction," Murray said after his recent trade. "I definitely hope we can get something done so I can be here for years to come." The netminder has a history of injuries, including concussions and lower-body issues. But he is also the seventh-fastest goalie in history to hit 100 regular-season wins (166 games). Murray will be tested in Ottawa behind a defense where no guy has 300 or more games of NHL experience. Suffice to say, he's going to see a lot of rubber.

October 7, 2020 01:04 PM
Senators' Matt Murray: Traded to Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray has been traded to Ottawa in exchange for the 52nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and forward Jonathan Gruden, reports

Murray and his two Stanley Cups bring instant credibility to the Ottawa rebuild, even if his numbers last season were soft. The 26-year-old had an .899 save percentage and 2.87 GAA in 38 appearances with the Pens last season. Murray is a restricted free agent coming off a three-year, $11.25 million deal. A raise is coming.

August 5, 2020 11:40 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Loses to Canadiens' comeback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray yielded four goals on 31 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3.

The Penguins spotted Murray a 3-1 lead at one point, but three unanswered tallies, including Jeff Petry's sharp-angled game-winner, sunk the 26-year-old goalie in a pivotal Game 3. He had allowed four total goals in the previous two contests. With the season on the line, it's unclear if head coach Mike Sullivan will ride with Murray or turn to Tristan Jarry for Friday's must-win Game 4.

August 5, 2020 07:56 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Between pipes in Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray is starting Game 3 on Wednesday against Montreal.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has had a great start to the postseason, turning aside 58 of 62 shots across the first two games. Murray only allowed a single goal in Game 2, which helped the Penguins even the series 1-1, so they'll be looking to him to be a stabilizing force again as they push for a series lead against the 12th-seeded Canadiens.

August 4, 2020 04:32 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Gives up one goal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win over the Canadiens in Monday's Game 2.

Murray operated on tight margins for much of the game, as he had to protect a 1-0 lead for 50 minutes before Jason Zucker's insurance tally in the third. Jesperi Kotkaniemi spoiled the shutout late, but Murray got the all-important win to tie the series at one game apiece. The 26-year-old netminder has allowed four goals on 62 shots through the first two games of the postseason. He's shown enough to likely get the nod for Game 3 on Wednesday.

August 3, 2020 11:52 AM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Patrolling crease Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will defend the cage against the Habs on Monday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Murray made 32 saves in Saturday's overtime defeat to the Habs. The Thunder Bay native apparently showed the coaching staff enough to warrant another kick at the can versus Montreal. Still, if Murray stumbles at any point along the way, he figures to see Tristan Jarry coming in to replace him.

August 1, 2020 12:48 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Gets starting nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will defend the blue paint during Saturday's Game 1 against Montreal.

Murray was outplayed by Tristan Jarry during the regular season, but it's not exactly shocking that the Penguins have decided to roll with the netminder that already has two Stanley Cup championships to his name for Game 1. He'll attempt to pick up his first win of the postseason in a matchup with a Montreal squad that averaged 2.93 goals per game during the regular season, 19th in the NHL.

July 29, 2020 04:12 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: Allows two goals in exhibition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray made 10 of a possible 12 saves in Tuesday's matchup with Philadelphia.

It was a so-so outing for Murray as he tries to persuade the coaching staff to name him the Game 1 starter against Montreal on Saturday. Even if the netminder does defend the cage for the best-of-five series with the Habs, he could still end up sharing the crease down the road with Tristan Jarry.

July 28, 2020 08:00 PM
Penguins' Matt Murray: In goal Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray will get the starting nod for the team's exhibition matchup with the Flyers on Tuesday, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports, though he will only play the first half.

While the final decision may remain up in the air, the fact that Murray is starting Tuesday could be a sign he has the inside track for Game 1 versus Montreal on Saturday. A lot will likely depend upon how Murray and Tristan Jarry fare against the Flyers, which will carry significant weight for decisions in postseason pools.

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.

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