OTTAWA — That it took this prolonged to turn a discuss is a credit to a clever postseason Marc-Andre Fleury has had in idea for a Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, with a Penguins down 2-1 in a Eastern Conference finals to a Ottawa Senators, there is doubt about who will start in idea in Game 4 — Fleury or Matt Murray.
Fleury allows 4 to Sens in first, pulled by Pens
The Penguins benched maestro goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury mid by a initial duration of a Game 3 detriment during Ottawa after a Senators jumped out to a 4-0 lead.
After use on Thursday, Fleury pronounced he didn’t know nonetheless if he was starting Friday’s game. Penguins manager Mike Sullivan pronounced he would hang to his common slight of announcing a starting goalie on a morning of diversion day, withdrawal a poser open for another day.
“We have dual good goalies,” Sullivan pronounced on Thursday. “These guys have both helped us win games. They’re superb goalies. We’re advantageous that we have these guys as partial of a team. I’ve pronounced this all year prolonged — that’s one of a strengths of a group.”
Fleury has started each playoff diversion for a Penguins after Murray was harmed in warmups before to Game 1 of a initial turn opposite a Columbus Blue Jackets. For many of a Penguins’ run, he’s been one of their best players, compiling a .924 save commission in 15 games.
However, he was pulled after permitting 4 goals on 9 shots in a initial duration of Game 3 of a Eastern Conference finals. Murray stopped 19 of 20 shots in relief.
“I’ve unequivocally been enjoying this playoff run,” Fleury said. “It’s not going to go 16 games in a quarrel perfectly. we put that one behind already and I’ll be prepared to go.”
Injured defenseman Justin Schultz didn’t movement on Thursday, something Sullivan pronounced was partial of a liberation plan. Forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust skated before a team’s full practice.
“They’re still day-to-day,” Sullivan said. “They didn’t movement with a team, they’re substantially not illusive [for Game 4].”