If not for an injury sustained during the Penguins’ season finale on April 9, Matt Murray might have been the Pittsburgh’s Game 1 starter. He’s in between the pipes tonight though for Game 3 against the New York Rangers.
What the rookie goalie lacks in experience, he makes up for in promise. Murray was a dominant force in the AHL and in 13 starts with Pittsburgh this season, he posted a 2.00 GAA and .930 save percentage.
During his and Marc-Andre Fleury‘s absence, Zatkoff stepped up in Game 1 against the Rangers by turning aside 35 of 37 shots. However, Zatkoff allowed four goals on 28 shots in Game 2 as New York evened the series.