On March 12, the NHL season was put on pause due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Two nights before, the Pittsburgh Penguins were coming off a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils, led by Evgeni Malkin’s two-goal performance as Matt Murray had an easy night stopping 20 of 22 shots for the win.
The National Hockey League had a very light and early schedule on Sunday as there was some sort of “Big Game” on later in the evening. Before the sports world focused their attention on Miami, FL, a pair of goaltenders kept their personal streaks alive. Also, it’s Monday and that means its time for our
Sunday night’s National Hockey League schedule only had two games, but we saw a vintage performance from one of the best in the game. In St. Louis, a forward learned the hard way not to take a run at the goaltender. Plus, we have our Week in Review catching you up on all things goaltending.
By The Canadian Press September 30th, 2019 NEW YORK — Backup goaltending competitions around the NHL have come into focus after the latest round of waiver moves. The Pittsburgh Penguins for now are keeping Tristan Jarry as Matt Murray’s backup and waived Casey DeSmith. Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins, January 2, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The
Matt Murray has been the anchor in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins since his debut on Dec. 19, 2015. When healthy, he is one of the best netminders in the league. He enters this season on the last year of his deal and there seems to be no rush for general manager Jim Rutherford to
report this ad Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up.