clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Practice update: Will it be Murray or Fleury?

New, comments

Now will the Penguins give the net to Matt Murray or Marc-Andre Fleury for a must-win Game 6?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

One reason the fan base seems really down right now is the recent experience the Penguins have had lately with backs to the wall.

***

No official announcement at the press time, but it looks like the Penguins might be going back to Matt Murray . Tough choice for Sullivan either way, Murray hasn't been as good vs. the Lightning as he was earlier, is the grind of the NHL playoffs catching up to the young player?

Then again, Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't that sharp last game, with no guarantees he'll instantly be able to turn it around. If the Pens lose, Mike Sullivan will be roasted if the Pens lose no matter what. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.

UPDATE: It's Murray

***

Lines at practice this morning:

Conor Sheary - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Bryan Rust

HBK

Tom Kuhnhackl - Matt Cullen - Eric Fehr

Pretty much sticking with what brought 'em here to this point, but that's pretty much all they can do if Malkin is going to stay at center. Sheary slotting in for Beau Bennett (at least this morning) is interesting.

***

Looks like no Ben Bishop tonight, but I don't think that would be much of a question anyways, with as well as Andrei Vasilevskiy has been playing.

It also sounds like the holding pattern for Steven Stamkos is, well, still holding.