After blank a entirety of a initial dual rounds with a groin injury, Murray saw his first action when Marc-Andre Fleury had a severe go of things in Game 3.
There was a lot of discuss as to either Pittsburgh manager Mike Sullivan should go behind to Fleury, who was good by many of a playoffs, or give a net to Murray, a team’s starter during a unchanging season.
Ultimately, it was Murray who spent a rest of a array between a pipes, and he was a game-changer for a Penguins.
In his 5 games opposite Ottawa, a 23-year-old netminder stopped 123 of 130 shots and finished with save percentages of .950, .923, 1.000, .933 and .931 — good for a collective .946.
Just as Fleury was a vital reason a Penguins done it to a Conference Final, Murray was a vital reason they modernized past it.
For what it’s worth, Craig Anderson was also fantastic in net for Ottawa for many of a series. He stopped 206 of 220 for a save commission of .936 and positively stole Game 6 to force a array finale.