Matt Murray in goal vs Flyers

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has named Matt Murray the starter in goal this evening vs the Philadelphia Flyers.

Murray is coming off a 24 save shutout in Saturday’s 5-0 win over the Islanders. He is 6-2-1 with a 1.86 GAA, .933 save percentage and one shutout on the season

 

Pirates Opening Day Lineup

 

PIRATES VS CARDINALS

1. John Jaso, 1B
2. Andrew McCutchen, CF
3. David Freese, 3B
4. Starling Marte, LF
5. Francisco Cervelli, C
6. Gregory Polanco, RF
7. Josh Harrison, 2B
8. Jordy Mercer, SS
9. Francisco Liriano, P

 

Penguins 5 – Islanders 0

1ST PERIOD
PIT 12:41 Oskar Sundqvist (1) (Shorthanded)

2ND PERIOD
PIT 8:09 Patric Hornqvist (20) (Power Play) | Assists: Justin Schultz, Sidney Crosby

PIT Matt Cullen (14) | Assists: Tom Kuhnhackl, Eric Fehr

3RD PERIOD
PIT 10:40 Phil Kessel (26) (Power Play) | Assists: Kris Letang

PIT 15:01 Tom Kuhnhackl (5) | Assists: Matt Cullen, Justin Schultz

 

Penguins name Sidney Crosby Team MVP

The Pittsburgh Penguins today named their Team MVP for the 2015-2016 season. The award was voted on by members of the coaching staff, hockey operations staff.

 

Sidney Crosby named NHL’s 1st star of the month

Sidney Crosby had 7 goals and 14 assists in the month of March, earning the NHL’s First Star for the month.

The Penguins led the NHL in wins (12) and goals (57).

 

Penguins move into second place with 4th straight win

A convincing Penguins 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators and a New York Rangers 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night has moved the Pittsburgh Penguins into second place in the Metropolitan Division with eight days remaining in the regular season.

Owning the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Rangers, Pittsburgh controls their destiny to clinch home-ice for the first round.

RACE FOR SECOND IN METRO
Pittsburgh Penguins 96 Points | 77 GP
New York Rangers 95 Points | 77 GP
New York Islanders 93 Points | 76 GP