Sport NHL playoffs: Penguins' morning skate hints at who'll start in goal for Game 4

19:45  19 may  2017
19:45  19 may  2017 Source:   Sporting News

NHL playoffs 2017: Penguins-Senators Game 4 live updates, score, stats, highlights

  NHL playoffs 2017: Penguins-Senators Game 4 live updates, score, stats, highlights The Senators can take a chokehold on the Eastern Conference finals with a win on Friday night over the Penguins. With the series still in Ottawa, the Senators can take a 3-1 stranglehold on the ECF, following their five-goal outburst in their victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night.With that in mind, the Penguins turn to 22-year-old Matt Murray, making his first start of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins won the 2016 Stanley Cup on the back of a red-hot Murray, and likely are looking to recapture that magic now.Murray entered Game 3 vs.

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Matt Murray was the first goalie off the ice Friday morning at the Penguins' optional skate, the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reported, a typical indication of a team’s starter for the night's game.

The Penguins, down 2-1 in the series, play the Senators at 8 p.m. ET Friday in Ottawa in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Matt Murray © (Getty Images) Matt Murray

Murray left the ice after approximately 40 minutes Friday morning, according to the report, while Marc-Andre Fleury worked for close to an hour. Fleury has been the team's starter in the playoffs but was pulled 13 minutes into Game 3 after allowing four goals on nine shots.

Murray was supposed to be the team's postseason starter but was scratched before Game 1 of Pittsburgh's first-round series against the Blue Jackets after suffering a lower-body injury in warmups. He was healthy enough by Game 7 of the Capitals second-round series against the Capitals to serve as Fleury's ​backup in that game.

After replacing Fleury, Murray had 19 saves on 20 shots in Wednesday's eventual 5-1 loss.

NHL playoffs 2017: Phil Kessel's roadside assist bails out Nick Bonino from car trouble .
Phil Kessel's best assist Sunday came well before the Penguins scored any of their seven goals in a Game 5 rout of the Senators. On the way to PPG PaintsOn the way to PPG Paints Arena, Nick Bonino became stranded on the side of the highway when his truck abruptly broke down. Luckily, Kessel arrived to bail out his former linemate.


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