Matt Murray Starts; Expected Penguins Lines vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Murray Starts; Expected Penguins Lines vs. Toronto Maple Leafs



Penguins lines

The Pittsburgh Penguins coaches have been vigorously juggling the lines through the first five games of the season. Last Saturday, the Penguins lines didn’t resemble their last full practice, the day before. This season, the Penguins morning skates have been optional, and complete line rushes have not occurred.

The only thing of which we can be mostly sure, Penguins number one goaltender Matt Murray will start. Murray was the first goalie off the ice this morning which puts him in line to start. Murray has not started since the Penguins announced he suffered a concussion sometime during or after the second game of the season, against Montreal.

Rookie defenseman Juuso Riikola had a day off, Wednesday, but returned to skate Thursday in Toronto. He is expected to maintain the right side defense on the third pairing with Johnson. And there is some confusion on the fourth line center. Riley Sheahan appeared to take some line work on the left wing, Wednesday, with Matt Cullen at center.

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Jared McCannSidney CrosbyJake Guentzel
Bryan RustEvgeni MalkinPhil Kessel
Dominik SimonNick BjugstadPatric Hornqvist
Zach Aston-ReeseMatt CullenGarrett Wilson
Brian DumoulinKris Letang
Jack JohnsonJustin Schultz
Marcus PetterssonErik Gudbranson
Matt Murray
Casey DeSmith

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1 Comment

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  1. Ricardo58

    October 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Unless the Pens tighten up their game and take the body, the Leafs are netting 7 goals regardless who is in net. Pens can’t fall into the trap to play wide open hockey.
    Go Pens!

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