Matt Murray Proves Worthy of Start with Spectacular Saves in Penguins' Game 4 Win

By Anthony Blake

It was a good run for Pittsburgh Penguins distinguished backup netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, but his lackluster play in Game 3 earned him the hook and saw Matt Murray retake his rightful place between the pipes.

And when coach Mike Sullivan announced that Murray would start the crucial Game 4 on the road against the Ottawa Senators, it seemed as if the faith was placed back on last year’s Stanley Cup winner.

Here’s a closer look at a couple of Murray’s biggest saves on the night.

Not bad for your first start since April. Murray = locked in. #StanleyCup

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Pretty good form for your first playoff action since hoisting the cup last June.

One thing that’s always been true in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is that a hot goalie can carry you to the crown, so for the Penguins to have a scorching run from two separate puck-stoppers is quite a luxury.

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