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Matt Murray
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Team: Pittsburgh Penguins Height: 6-4 Born: 5/25/1994
Position: GWeight: 178 Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario

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June 12 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST18:41 UAE10:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Penguins won a second straight Stanley Cup with a 2-0 win over the Predators on Sunday.
Analysis: Murray became the first goalie to win not one, but two Stanley Cups as a rookie after being a late-season call up a year ago who didn't play enough games to get that tag removed. That's something neither Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden or Cam Ward ever managed, but the 23-year-old Murray finished this Final shutting out Nashville for the final 146:52. He set a rookie record with two shutouts in the Final.
June 9 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST20:06 UAE12:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray not only avoided losing three straight games for the first time in his career, he also stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of these playoffs, third in the postseason in his career. And he got plenty of goal support in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators.
Analysis: Murray is 5-0 with a 1.11 goals-against average in five home playoff starts, but he's 1-4 with a 2.74 mark in five road contests.
June 8 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE10:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Penguins coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that Matt Murray will be the team's starting goaltender for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.
Analysis: Murray allowed eight goals on 58 shots in dropping Games 3 and 4 to the Nashville Predators, who evened the series at two victories apiece.
June 1 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST19:30 UAE11:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped 37 shots and the Penguins beat the Predators 4-1, inching closer to becoming the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back titles.
Analysis: Murray probably isn't going to win the Conn Smythe Trophy because he was hurt during the first two series, but with a .943 save percentage since taking over for Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3 against Ottawa, he's been easily their best player.
May 26 5:32 AM PT6:32 AM MT7:32 AM CT8:32 AM ET12:32 GMT20:32 5:32 AM MST7:32 AM EST16:32 UAE8:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 27 saves to help give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night.
Analysis: Murray posted a .946 save percentage in his five games since relieving Marc-Andre Fleury. It looks like coach Mike Sullivan made the right call.
May 24 5:17 AM PT6:17 AM MT7:17 AM CT8:17 AM ET12:17 GMT20:17 5:17 AM MST7:17 AM EST16:17 UAE8:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray finished with 28 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Sens in Game 6 of the East finals.
Analysis: The 22-year-old, who replaced Marc-Andre Fleury after Game 3, made maybe his finest save of the first on Derick Brassard, who found an open lane down the middle of the ice following a pass from Ryan.
May 22 5:43 AM PT6:43 AM MT7:43 AM CT8:43 AM ET12:43 GMT20:43 5:43 AM MST7:43 AM EST16:43 UAE8:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 25 saves in the 7-0 rout of Ottawa in Game 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: He's stopped 49 of 51 shots while starting the last two games.
May 20 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE12:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.
Analysis: Coach Mike Sullivan turned to Murray after Marc-Andre Fleury was chased in the first period Wednesday night in the Penguins' 5-1 loss in Game 3. Murray started for the first time in more than six weeks.
May 18 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST19:37 UAE11:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in the Penguins goal at 12:42 of the first and went on to stop 19 of the 20 shots he faced in a 5-1 loss at Ottawa. Pittsburgh fell behind 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: Murray, who backstopped Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup last spring, was seeing his first playoff action after getting injured in the warmup before the first game of round one. "I felt good," Murray said. "Not the ideal circumstances by any means, but it felt good to shake some rust off a little bit." Penguins coach Mike Sullivan gave no indication on which goalie he would start in Game 4.
Apr. 12 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST2:44 UAE (+1)18:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray (lower-body injury) is available for the Penguins in Game 7 against the Capitals and could back up Marc-Andre Fleury.
Analysis: The 2016 postseason star has been out since getting injured during warmups before Game 1 of Pittsburgh's first-round series against Columbus.
Apr. 4 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST6:48 UAE (+1)22:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Murray has stopped 101 out of 107 shots in winning his last three starts. The Penguins visit New Jersey on Thursday, and while Murray has won his two starts against the Devils this season, he has yielded seven goals on 66 shots.
Apr. 3 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET13:42 GMT21:42 6:42 AM MST8:42 AM EST17:42 UAE9:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray finished with 33 saves for the Penguins in a 3-2 win over Carolina.
Analysis: He yielded eight goals in his previous two starts.
Mar. 22 6:25 AM PT7:25 AM MT8:25 AM CT9:25 AM ET13:25 GMT21:25 6:25 AM MST8:25 AM EST17:25 UAE9:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 29 saves in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday.
Analysis: Murray had allowed four goals in three of his last four starts, but looked much better Tuesday allowing one or none for the 15th time in his 41 starts.
Mar. 12 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST18:51 UAE10:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 27 saves and Pittsburgh pelted Miller with 47 shots on goal, helping the Penguins beat the Canucks 3-0.
Analysis: Murray has gone 13-4-2 with a 2.12 goals-against average over his last 19 starts.
Mar. 6 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET16:39 GMT0:39 9:39 AM MST11:39 AM EST20:39 UAE11:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray was chased after 20 minutes in the Penguins' 4-3 comeback win over the Sabres on Sunday.
Analysis: Murray started for the 17th time in the Penguins' past 21 games but was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury after giving up three goals on 21 shots in the first period. Pittsburgh now embarks on a season-high five-game road trip through western Canada and Philadelphia before its next home game March 17 against New Jersey. They start off Wednesday against the Jets, whom Murray has never faced.
Feb. 26 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST19:49 UAE10:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 36 saves in the Penguins' 4-2 win over the Flyers on Saturday night at Heinz Field.
Analysis: Murray has been fantastic all season and has a .945 save percentage in his last seven starts.
Feb. 21 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)21:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray bounced back from Sunday's shaky start to log 29 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win at Carolina on Tuesday.
Analysis: The impressive young goaltender was back in good form two days after allowing four goals on 23 shots in a loss to Detroit. Murray owns a 1.64 GAA and a .944 save percentage over his last six starts, yielding two goals or less in five of those outings.
Feb. 17 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)21:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 37 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus on Friday.
Analysis: Murray is 4-0-2 with a 1.62 GAA and .949 save percentage in six starts since the All-Star break.
Feb. 14 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)21:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 29 saves to notch his third shutout of the season and help the Penguins to Tuesday's 4-0 win over Vancouver.
Analysis: The standout young goaltender has been razor-sharp since the All-Star break, going 4-0-1 with a 1.56 GAA in five starts and yielding a mere three goals over his last three. Now 21-6-2 for the season, Murray has cemented himself as a top-tier fantasy netminder.
Feb. 10 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST2:25 UAE (+1)17:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stayed sharp with a 27-save effort in Thursday's 4-1 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Since being rocked for seven goals against Washington on Jan. 16, Murray has gone 6-2-1 with a 1.98 GAA and a .937 save percentage in nine starts. The 2016 postseason hero has yielded two goals or less in six of those assignments.
Feb. 3 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST7:21 UAE (+1)22:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray won his second straight start since the All-Star break Friday as he made 28 saves to beat the Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime.
Analysis: Murray stopped 37 shots in a 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday.
Jan. 31 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE23:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped 37 of 39 shots in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday.
Analysis: Murray was sharp in his first game after the All-Star break after yielding seven goals in his previous two. The Penguins are off until hosting the Blue Jackets on Friday, and Murray struggled in his only meeting with Columbus on Dec. 22, surrendering six goals on 23 goals before being pulled.
Jan. 23 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE10:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game, 5-1 over Boston on Sunday.
Analysis: He has stopped 90 of 93 shots in his past three starts.
Jan. 21 6:46 AM PT7:46 AM MT8:46 AM CT9:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE9:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray won his third straight start by stopping 27 of 28 shots Friday at Carolina.
Analysis: The first of those victories wasn't a thing of beauty, as Murray let up seven goals on 28 shots in Monday's wild game against Washington. The 2016 postseason star has bounced back by turning aside 46 of 48 chances since. More importantly, Murray has started Pittsburgh's last three games and appears to be the team's primary goaltender going forward.
Jan. 18 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)22:47 ETNaN:� BRT - After giving up 11 goals in his two previous starts, Murray righted the ship with 19 saves in a 4-1 win at Montreal on Wednesday.
Analysis: Murray entered Wednesday with a 5.58 GAA in his four previous games. Including playoffs, Murray is 39-12-2 with a 2.20 GAA in 56 career games.
Jan. 12 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)22:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray, playing for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury Dec. 28, made 29 saves for Pittsburgh in a 4-1 loss to the Senators on Thursday.
Analysis: Murray has allowed four goals or more in just three of 20 starts, but two of those have come in his last three.
Dec. 29 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST22:04 UAE13:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Murray is ''week to week.''
Analysis: Murray left Wednesday night's comeback victory over Carolina after the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury came on in relief as the Penguins rallied for a 3-2 win.
Dec. 28 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE23:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray suffered a lower-body injury late in the second period Wednesday against the Hurricanes after stopping 25 of 27 shots.
Analysis: Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he might not know the extent of Murray's injury until Thursday, but Murray was on the bench during the third period. This could keep Murray out of the running to start Saturday against Montreal since the Penguins don't play again after that until Jan. 8.
Dec. 28 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)22:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray suffered a lower-body injury late in the second period Wednesday against the Hurricanes after stopping 25 of 27 shots.
Analysis: Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he might not know the extent of Murray's injury until Thursday, but Murray was on the bench during the third period. This could keep Murray out of the running to start Saturday against Montreal since the Penguins don't play again after that until Jan. 8.
Dec. 17 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST20:42 UAE11:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made his fifth straight start and had 27 saves for the Penguins in Friday's 1-0 overtime loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Murray is 5-0-1 with a .948 save percentage in December.
Dec. 15 7:14 AM PT8:14 AM MT9:14 AM CT10:14 AM ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST19:14 UAE10:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped 41 of the 44 shots he faced to improve to 10-0-1 in his last 11 home starts and even picked up an assist for the second time in four games.
Analysis: Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh improved to 20-7-3 to take the overall NHL lead with 43 points after beating Boston for just the second time in their last nine meetings. Murray is 12-2-0 with a 1.93 goals-against average in 14 games.
Dec. 13 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE12:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped all 32 shots he faced as the Penguins beat the Coyotes 7-0 on Monday.
Analysis: That's the second shutout of the season for Murray, who is 11-2-0 with a .936 save percentage.
Dec. 10 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)22:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray improved to 10-2-0 despite stopping just 20 shots in the Penguins' 4-3 comeback victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: Murray was shaky early but came through when it mattered, recording 11 saves while holding the Lightning scoreless in the third period. The 22-year-old has been very good since returning from a broken hand last month, posting a 2.01 GAA and .929 save percentage in 12 appearances (11 starts).
Dec. 9 7:07 AM PT8:07 AM MT9:07 AM CT10:07 AM ET15:07 GMT23:07 8:07 AM MST10:07 AM EST19:07 UAE10:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray made 28 saves to lead the Penguins over the Panthers 5-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: In case there was any doubt as to who the Penguins' No. 1 goalie was, it's Murray, who is 9-2-0 with a .934 save percentage while vastly outplaying Marc-Andre Fleury.
Nov. 16 4:54 PM PT5:54 PM MT6:54 PM CT7:54 PM ET0:54 GMT8:54 5:54 PM MST7:54 PM EST4:54 UAE (+1)19:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray left the Penguins' game against the Capitals on Wednesday after taking an accidental shot to the head from teammate Evgeni Malkin. Late in the first period, Malkin went to shove Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner and hit Murray, whose mask came off. Murray went down to the ice in pain, talked to an athletic trainer and skated off. Murray said he went through the NHL's concussion protocol and was medically cleared to return, though he didn't come back in.
Analysis: Murray allowed two goals on 14 shots in 19:36 of action. He missed the start of the season after breaking his hand at the World Cup of Hockey. Murray entered the game 4-0-0 with a 1.25 goals-against average and .961 save percentage.
Nov. 13 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST20:57 UAE11:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray was sharp once again in Saturday's 4-1 win over Toronto, in which the 2016 postseason hero came up with a career-high 35 saves.
Analysis: Since returning from a broken hand earlier this month, Murray has won each of his four starts and yielded only five goals in doing so. With Marc-Andre Fleury struggling of late, the 22-year-old looks to be in line towards taking over as Pittsburgh's No. 1 goaltender for good.
Nov. 6 5:35 AM PT6:35 AM MT7:35 AM CT8:35 AM ET13:35 GMT21:35 6:35 AM MST8:35 AM EST17:35 UAE8:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Murray stopped 32 shots for his second career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Saturday night.
Analysis: The backup has yielded one goal on 65 shots in two games.
Oct. 20 7:31 AM PT8:31 AM MT9:31 AM CT10:31 AM ET14:31 GMT22:31 7:31 AM MST9:31 AM EST18:31 UAE10:31 ETNaN:� BRT - The Penguins have signed Murray to a three-year extension through the 2019-20 season. The new deal has an average annual value of $3.75 million.
Analysis: The 22-year-old earned the new deal with his stellar performance in place of an injured Marc-Andre Fleury this past postseason. Murray went 15-6 with a 2.08 goals-against average and .923 save percentage to help Pittsburgh to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup title. He's yet to play this season due to a broken hand sustained in the World Cup of Hockey, but was cleared to resume practicing on Wedndesday.
Sep. 24 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE15:14 ET16:14 BRT - Murray participated fully in Monday's practice, his first complete session since fracturing his right hand at the World Cup of Hockey last month.
Analysis: Murray is getting closer to being activated from injured reserve, though last season's playoff hero may at first be eased in as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury until he gets completely up to speed.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2015-16 Pit 13 748 2.00 9 2 1 - 0 1 25 355 0.930
2016-17 Pit 49 2765 2.41 32 10 4 - 3 4 111 1450 0.923
Career 62 3514 2.32 41 12 5 - 3 5 136 1805 0.925

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2015-16 Pit 21 1267 2.08 15 6 0 - 1 1 44 575 0.923
2016-17 Pit 11 668 1.70 7 3 0 - 1 3 19 303 0.937
Career 32 1936 1.95 22 9 0 - 2 4 63 878 0.928

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