With 24 seconds left in the first period at the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray fell to the ice, losing his mask after colliding with Evgeni Malkin.
He had played 19:36 and given up two goals on 14 shots. And just like that, his night was over.
The rookie netminder was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury, who gave up a goal to T.J. Oshie with eight seconds left in the first for a 3-0 Capitals lead. Fleury finished the contest, giving up five goals on 25 shots in the 7-1 rout.
There was some concern that Murray, who entered the game with a 4-0-0 recordRead More »from Matt Murray kept out of Penguins’ loss for ‘sense’ not injury