Latest Pens Buzz: Coaches making decision easier for management on Fehr, Fleury

Latest Penguins Buzz


What was most telling from the Penguins 7-0 stomping Monday night of the lowly Arizona Coyotes wasn’t the final score, it was the personnel decisions prior to the game.

If there was an opponent to start Marc Andre Fleury and try to boost his confidence, it was the Arizona Coyotes.

If there was an opponent to get Eric Fehr back in the lineup to try to get his game going, it was the Arizona Coyotes.

Fehr was scratched for a third straight game and Murray made his third straight start and fourth straight appearance.

Tonight it will be status quo against the Boston Bruins.

Murray will be in goal, eyeing his fifth straight win, while Fehr sits for the fourth straight game.

Has Mike Sullivan finally reached the point where he’s going to start rolling with Murray as his No. 1 the rest of the way and not play the game of trying to work each goaltender in by performance or other factors that have impacted who plays on any given night?

We may be seeing it now as prior to the season the coaching staff privately sought to have a situation where by January, things were settled where everyone in the room including the goaltenders knew who was the No. 1 goaltender and who wasn’t.

As for Fehr, he has not demanded a trade, nor have the Penguins told him directly he will be traded, but sources close to the situation say Fehr left a meeting with Mike Sullivan a few days ago Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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