Matt Murray
G PIT
3 days ago

Murray will start Saturday's preseason contest against Columbus and play the entire game, the Penguins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The confirmation from coach Mike Sullivan that Murray will play the whole game is huge for DFS players, as many teams have been making life difficult by splitting games between multiple netminders. This will be Murray's first game action since being eliminated by the Capitals in last season's playoffs.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray stopped 28 of 30 shots in a solid outing, but gave up the series clincher to Washington in overtime Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray bounced back from a disappointing Game 5, but was outdueled by Washington's Braden Holtby. For the first time in his young NHL career, the 23-year-old Murray will not be ending the season by lifting the Stanley Cup. During this playoff run, the Thunder Bay native looked rather pedestrian, as he posted a mundane .908 save percentage -- compared to .923 and .937 in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Injuries limited Murray to just 49 regular-season appearances, which is a concern for fans and fantasy owners alike. Even if Pittsburgh once again tries to bring in a veteran to backup the towering netminder, he should see the bulk of the starts (likely around 60) as long as he can stay healthy next year.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will tend the twine for Monday's Game 6 matchup with Washington, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has given up a combined 14 goals in five games versus the Caps. For the playoffs as a hole, the netminder has been subpar with a .905 save percentage and 2.49 GAA. If Pittsburgh is going to force a Game 7, the Thunder Bay native is going to need to be significantly better.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray allowed four goals on 30 shots Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Washington in Game 5.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's postseason has mirrored his regular season ... a resounding, "meh." His .905 save percentage in these playoffs is a shadow of his brilliance in playoffs of the past. And with the Pens one loss from the golf course, Murray's average performance will be critiqued for months unless he pulls a proverbial rabbit out of his hat.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will start between the pipes in Saturday's Game 5 against the Capitals in Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was sharp in Game 4, turning aside 20 of 21 shots en route to a tidy 3-1 victory. The 23-year-old netminder will look to stay dialed in and help his team pickup a crucial Game 5 victory on the road Saturday night.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray made 20 saves as his team tied the series at 2-2 with a Game 4 win Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray felt some discomfort in his shoulder after stopping a Dmitry Orlov rocket early in the second period, but he managed to stay in the game and stop every shot except one T.J. Oshie attempt on the power play. He got plenty of help from the team in front of him, which held Washington to just 21 shots, including none from Alex Ovechkin. Despite the minor injury scare, Murray's the prohibitive favorite to start Game 5 in Washington on Saturday.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray is projected to start for the Penguins in their Game 4 home clash with the Capitals on Thursday, according to NHL.com.

EDGE Analysis

This report highlights Murray needing to rebounding as one of the five "Keys to Game 4." Washington took Games 2 and 3 to the detriment of Murray and the Penguins, with Pittsburgh's top tender stopping only 46 of 53 shots over that span. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the two-time defending champions are leading the league in playoff scoring at 3.89 goals per game, but Murray really needs his allied defensemen to seal up some of the scoring lanes to slow the likes of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray made just 18 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 3 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

These two talented offenses combined for only 44 shots, yet they still potted seven goals. The last one came with just 1:07 remaining in regulation, as Alex Ovechkin beat Murray to give the visiting Capitals a 2-1 series lead. Murray allowed two goals in Game 1, three in Game 2 and four in Game 3, creating an alarming pattern heading into Thursday's Game 4.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will get the starting nod for Game 3 against the Capitals on Tuesday, Chris Bradford of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray will be looking to bounce back from his Game 2 performance, in which he gave up three goals on 31 shots in a losing effort. Even though the netminder didn't register a win Sunday, the responsibility for the defeat should probably land on the shoulders of the Thunder Bay native's teammates -- who were unable to register more than one goal (and a questionably recalled second). If the 23-year-old can at least limit the number of pucks that find their way into the back of the net -- he doesn't need to be perfect -- Sidney Crosby and company should be able to provide him with some increased offensive support.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray turned aside 28 of 31 shots faced during Sunday's 4-1 loss in Game 2 against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Murray made some stellar saves, but was unable to stave off a Capitals team desperate for a win before the series shifts to Pittsburgh for Games 3 and 4. The two-time Stanley Cup-winner has an excellent postseason pedigree and has looked better in the first two games against the Capitals than in the previous series against the Flyers. However, the loss of Brian Dumoulin (upper body) in the second period is of definite concern, so keep an eye on the Penguins health as you consider him in daily formats moving forward.