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Author: Kevin Woodley

Penguins Turn Back To Matt Murray For Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going back to 21-year-old rookie Matt Murray with the season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wasted little time announcing Murray as his starter for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. “The reason, just like we make all of our lineup decisions, is that we try to put players on the ice that we think try to give us the best chance to win,” Sullivan told reporters in Tampa Bay. Sullivan is already being second-guessed for starting Fleury in Game 5 on Sunday, a 4-3 overtime...

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Why Starting Fleury Over Murray Works For Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lighting after the veteran replaced rookie Matt Murray for the third period of a Game 4 loss that evened the best-of-seven series at two wins apiece. While Fleury was out with a late-season concussion, Murray was a big part of the Penguins getting to the conference final, as he backstopped Pittsburgh past the New York Rangers and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals. The 21-year-old had a playoff save percentage of .944 through the first four games in the Second Round...

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CCM Premier Preview

In a preview to our full review due in April, InGoal looks at the testing done in the biomechanics lab at the University of Western Ontario, how it influenced the design of the new CCM Premier, and how Roberto Luongo has changed his setup this season in the new line.

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Real Chrome Snowflakes on Crawford’s Outdoor Mask

Chicago Blackhawks No.1 goaltender Corey Crawford wanted a simple design for his new mask to wear in the Stadium Series outdoor game against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. His longtime personal painter Stephane Bergeron of Griffe Airbrush in Quebec obliged with a crisp, clean new look, but he did manage to add some flash in the form of chrome snowflakes that were made out of real metal. Not chrome paint, mind you. There is actually metal all over Crawford’s new mask. It’s kind of like the gold leaf that artists sometimes use, actual metal pressed thin enough to be applied like a sticker. “It’s...

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