There was a wild swing of emotions on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena. Penguins fans turned on starting goalie Matt Murray after the team left the netminder out to dry in the first two minutes and the Boston Bruins had a 2-0 lead after just 122 seconds.
The next shot Murray faced was a long dump-in from center ice. As Murray stopped it, mock cheers rained on the goalie who made a consecutive start for the first time since Nov. 18-21.
Overall, Murray made 34 saves including numerous pressure saves to keep the Penguins in the game and eventually preserve their 4-3 win on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins scored four straight goals for the win.
The Bronx cheers clearly stung Murray, who has won two Stanley Cups with the organization, as he offered a brisk, “no comment,” regarding the mockery from home fans.
Matt Murray improved to 15-6-4 and raised his save percentage to above .900 and lowered his season GAA to 2.84.
It hasn’t been an easy season for Murray who was unofficially benched in November for Tristan Jarry. Jarry’s performance since earning most of the Penguins starts earned him an NHL All-Star nod.