That point came about 20 minutes before the opening faceoff, when Murray appeared to tweak something while stretching to make a save during his usual pregame routine. Sullivan did not offer a timetable for a return for the 22-year-old Murray. One big name in particular is rookie goalie Matt Murray, who's been Head Coach Mike Sullivan's go-to guy since the beginning of the season, and the Game 1 starter that never was.
While Pittsburgh rookie goaltender Matt Murray stepped in to calmly and sure-handedly backstop the Penguins to the Cup previous year, Columbus has quite a stalwart in goal, Sergei Bobrovsky. Sullivan and the Penguins can be assured knowing that Fleury has their back. Once the Blue Jackets go soft or even think about taking their foot off the throttle, the Pens will respond. "He's such a great goalie". "Not just the fact that they won, but some of the things that occurred in that game". "Potato, po-tah-to", he told NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen (7) clears a rebound behind goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) before Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) can get his stick on it during the period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey. "But that doesn't affect what we're trying to do".
The Ducks probably shouldn't change much of anything from a 3-2 victory over the Flames, who lost for the 28th consecutive time at Honda Center dating to 2006.
"It feels good when you contribute". "We feel really good about where we're at". Despite 48 career postseason goals, Malkin still seems nervous about his play heading into game one.More news: Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Electric Semi-Truck in September
The teams are expected to dress the same lineups.
Being the backup can't be easy for Fleury, who looked like he was on the trading block this season. Jason Mackey of the Post Gazette quoted Columbus defensemen Jack Johnson talking about playing against Crosby and the Penguins.
"The desperation level increases with every game", Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said. "I was a little nervous at the beginning maybe from not expecting it". The Columbus Blue Jackets came out and pushed the pace in the first period.
National Hockey League playoff fever is not the sort of thing you need to seek medical attention for, but a head wound usually is. If we can take one game going back home, that means you're in the driver's seat. The trio will hope to continue their pace in Game 2 to spark the Penguins while Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin look to debut their playoff scoring. Drogba's signing comes as Phoenix Rising tries to make a push for one of four Major League Soccer expansion slots in the next three years. "It gets back to getting guys to the net and getting guys to that blue area".