The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second straight game on Monday night as they erased third period deficits of 3-1 and 4-3 before beating the rival Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime.
However, the lost came at a very big cost as goaltender Matt Murray to a lower-body injury late in the second period.
Shortly after the Flyers went up 2-1, Jakub Voracek lost an edge on a breakaway and crashed hard into Murray. The Penguins top net minder remained on the ice for a few moments before being helped back to the locker room. Tristian Jarry entered the game in relief and picked up his first career NHL victory.
As you can see by these screenshots, Murray’s right leg was pinned between the sliding Voracek and the post.
Penguins head coach Mark Sullivan told the media during his postgame press conference that Murray will be evaluated later today. If he is to miss a long period of time, the Penguins will be a long way from the one-two punch of Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury who led the team to the last two Stanley Cups.