After Matt Murray of the Ottawa Senators was a healthy scratch in last night’s game, it brought up speculation that the team was done with him and will run with Anton Forsberg and Filip Gustavsson moving forward. Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Senators will be placing Murray on waivers. That now came to pass. Matt
When the Ottawa Senators traded for Matt Murray during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, it seemed like a great fit. The two-time Stanley Cup champion’s trade value was low, regardless of his prior success in Pittsburgh. Outplayed by Tristan Jarry, he had an off-year or two, but his playoff performances over the years cemented his
The Ottawa Senators rebuild is progressing in the right direction, with plenty of promising young players beginning to emerge, but the team now needs starting goaltender Matt Murray to step up in order to take the next step. When the Senators made the trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins to land Murray, giving up prospect Jonathan
The Ottawa Senators are aiming to build off of a strong finish last season. Down the stretch, the team went 10-3-1 in their last 14 games and showed many positive signs that this would carry over into October. Players already in the system such as Drake Batherson and Josh Norris exploded onto the scene during
In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, the Columbus Blue Jackets are likely to make some changes at the center ice position and speculation is they’ll want to add a top-line pivot to help Patrik Laine. The New York Rangers will look to make a splash this offseason. Could it including going after Jack Eichel?
Matt Murray’s season has been quite a roller coaster ride, to say the least. He looked good out of the gate, backstopping a fired-up Ottawa Senators team to a win in their first game of the 2020-21 season and the first game in nearly a calendar year. He then made 40 saves in a tight
Think back to six weeks ago. In fact, let’s go back to Feb. 11. The Ottawa Senators had just been soundly beaten by the Winnipeg Jets. The 5-1 loss gave the Senators a record of 2-12-1. They were in last place in the NHL’s North Division, and the thought of climbing out of the basement
It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played these playoffs, and
Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up. His record in
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only other players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back years. Crosby deserved it, posting eight goals and 27 points in 24 playoff games. But he wasn’t the only member of the Penguins who played at an MVP level.
The Ottawa Senators have begun their second road trip of the season and are continuing to play some of the best hockey we’ve seen to date. They avoided another long losing streak by grabbing two points in the dying seconds of the game against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday thanks to Brady Tkachuk’s team-leading fourth
A reserved excitement surrounded opening weekend for the Ottawa Senators. Fans understand that their team is working through a rebuild, but the young core and added veterans have created some optimism for this season. Analysts might consider the Senators the underdogs of the North Division, but they battled the Toronto Maple Leafs in their two-game