Matt Murray
G PIT
4 months ago

Murray allowed four goals on 19 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Flyers in Game 2 of the first round of the playoff on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The 23-year-old didn't play as poorly as that stat line suggests, as he was a victim of some bad luck, but Murray did have an off night. In addition to the Flyers scoring twice on the power play, the Flyers benefitted from a puck deflecting off Kris Letang in front of the net into the goal. The fourth score came from a highlight-reel move from Travis Konecny. Murray, though, is notorious for his bounce-back playoff performances, so one has to figure he will be sharper on Sunday. Murray is 8-1 following a playoff loss in his career.

Matt Murray
G PIT
4 months ago

Murray will guard the cage against the Flyers in Game 2 on Friday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a 3.38 GAA in his final eight outings of the regular season, Murray came out strong Wednesday and shutout the Flyers. The Thunder Bay native hasn't allowed a postseason goal in three straight games, dating back to the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals and will look to keep rolling. The netminder will also be looking for some offensive support, which his teammates provided in bulk by notching seven goals in Game 1.

Matt Murray
G PIT
4 months ago

Murray stopped all 22 shots he saw, as his team coasted to a 7-0 rout of Philadelphia in Game 1 on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray had to work for this shutout, making several quality saves in the second period. His play through the regular season left him as a bit of a question mark going into this series, but if Wednesday was any indication, he's back on top of his game. If that's the case, he's going to be very valuable in playoff pools and daily situations, especially during this series against a Flyers side that looked overmatched in Game 1.

Matt Murray
G PIT
4 months ago

Murray was first off the ice at morning skate as he prepares for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals versus the Flyers on Wednesday, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Thunder Bay, Ontario native became the first goalie in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup twice as a rookie, so naturally, he'll be tasked with helping the Penguins vie for a three-peat. Murray compiled a 27-16-3 record, 2.92 GAA and .907 save percentage during the regular season and while those were the worst ratios of his young career, it's worth noting that he posted a robust .923 save percentage with one win over two starts and three total appearances facing Philadelphia. The 23-year-old will certainly be a popular pick in playoff pools.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray made 26 saves in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

The victory was a crucial one, as the Penguins now need only one more point in their final game Friday at home against the Senators in order to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Murray will likely give way to Casey DeSmith for that contest rather than playing both ends of a back-to-back, in which case he'd head into the postseason having won four of his last six starts but with a rough .895 save percentage.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will guard the cage versus the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray will make his seventh straight appearance in goal, having posted a 3-2-1 record and 3.34 GAA in his previous six outings. The netminder has been subpar since returning from a nine-game absence due to a concussion, but it appears coach Mike Sullivan will let the 23-year-old work through whatever problems he is having. If the Pens take care of business Thursday, look for Casey DeSmith to take the second half of the back-to-back against Ottawa on Friday.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

This was a tough second half of a back-to-back, but overall, Murray hasn't played well lately. Since returning from injury on Mar. 20, he is 3-3-1 with a .902 save percentage. Murray's experienced one of the most disappointing seasons for any goaltender in 2017-18. He only has 26 victories in large part because of multiple injuries, but he also owns a .907 save percentage and 2.90 GAA. It will be interesting to see if Murray can improve his play during the playoffs. Through the first three years of his career, he's been a much better goaltender during the playoffs than regular season.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will see the Capitals in Sunday's home start, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Penguins have already clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season, but we wouldn't expect Murray to rest on his laurels against a challenging Capitals team that features star winger Alex Ovechkin, who will be making his 1,000th career appearance. A win for Murray would be his 27th on the season and third straight with two regular-season games left after this one.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray made 24 saves in a 5-2 win over Montreal on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

He now has back-to-back wins. Murray needs to stay healthy and deliver the proverbial mail this postseason. These games are a good lead in to that.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray will be in the crease against the visiting Canadiens on Saturday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has elevated his game since the All-Star break, with his save percentage climbing from .903 to a .914 mark that is much more conductive to racking up the fantasy points. Interestingly enough, Murray has only faced the Habs once in his career, getting the best of them in a Jan. 18, 2017 start when he pushed aside 19 of 20 shots on the road.