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Coach Mike Sullivan Decides On Goaltender Matt Murray For Tonight’s Game

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

Any notion that Marc-Andre Fleury will be a Pittsburgh Penguin in 2017-18 just became even more farfetched.

The defending champions will start Matt Murray in Game 4, head coach Mike Sullivan announced, indirectly crowning the younger, cheaper netminder their goaltender of the present and the future.

“It’s a good difficult decision to have, because we have two guys who are as capable as they are,” Sullivan said. “We never take these decisions lightly. They’re extremely difficult decisions.

“We try to make the best decisions that we think give our team the best chance to win.”

The coach declined to explain why he chose Fleury over Murray.


Below, watch coach Sullivan after today's morning skate...

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Posted by ilovehomers on 05/19/17 at 03:38 PM ET

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Interesting.  Didn’t actually think this would happen, but I guess this may help boost the team a bit. 

So if they win this series, who starts in the SCF?  I’d guess it would have to be Murray but lots can develop the next few days.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/19/17 at 03:40 PM ET


Considering it’s Fleury that got them here, that’s a bit harsh. Some bad bounces the other night, and the defence was exposed big time. If Murray gets lit up tonight Sullivan’s game 5 decision will be interesting.

Posted by Moose Moss on 05/19/17 at 08:11 PM ET

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