SAN JOSE, Calif. – There were two evaluations of Matt Murray’s Game 3 for the Pittsburgh Penguins, a game in which he gave up three goals on 26 shots and lost in overtime to the San Jose Sharks.
His teammates thought he was fine. “He was solid. He made some big saves for us. Murray’s great. He gave us a chance. He was solid for us,” said captain Sidney Crosby after the 3-2 loss.
His coach also thought he was fine. “I thought Matt was solid. He made some big saves for us. He gave us a chance to win tonight,” said Mike Sullivan.
Murray knows he could be better, giving up three goals of varying degrees of liability.
“I don’t want to say I didn’t give up a bad goal or had a bad game necessarily,” said Murray. “There’s always something you could have done [better], for sure. But you don’t dwell on it.”
On Joonas Donskoi’s game-winner in overtime, Murray thinks it was a combination of rolling puck and a fortunate bounce.
“I was reading the play well, and it’s a bit of a bad bounce,” heRead More »from Matt Murray moves past not very good night for Penguins