Matt Murray

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How Goaltending Is Impacting The Eastern Conference Final

One player. The randomness of one individual performing above expectations or below expectations is all it takes to turn a small sample playoff series on its head, and one of the reasons the Stanley Cup playoffs are always entertaining. The Pittsburgh Penguins have out-played the Tampa Bay Lightning pretty thoroughly through five games. Possession numbers, […]

Is Pitt’s Matt Murray an Elite Goalie?

It is extremely difficult to assess goaltending performance in small samples. Playoff evaluation is exactly this. A hot shooting streak can vault players from anonymity to temporary superstar status and the same holds true for goaltenders. Career backups can go on extraordinary runs because it is extremely difficult to separate luck from the environment created […]