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Calm, cool and col­lect­ing Cups: Pitts­burgh’s crease fully be­longs to Mur­ray now

The Hockey News - - TOP 25 - BY SHELLY AN­DER­SON

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The start­ing job in Pitts­burgh fis­ranuch­niesqeuiv­og­coal­l­liye hMis.arcF-oArn­mderer rFMaleuyur­rarayny’dsmiF­nal­cen­ruy­erd­ty­imb­wleess­reuh­pac­sploos­ruett,,li­h­naenelpd aw­nads fs­r­lioewndlysh­pi­ups, heivneg­nFale­suMryuroru­aty. Y“Oet­b­vMiou­ursr­layy, ‘Fis­lownoetr’sies­nt­giomi­neng­ta­tol. bse­crmeti,ssaendd,” ehveer­syabido.d“yTh­waitl’ls tnelol ysomu et­th­haitn.gAIt­ththinisk pa­booin­utt, aitw’shnoo­let mloty. gI­tam­doeeasny’tmhoarve.”an im­pact on

Mur­ray’s game stands to be uarftreary’ws ienl­neiv­nag­p­tiloany.oLf­fasstles­deat­soonM,

3se2a­sofn,4M7 us­r­traarytswians the orneeguo­laurt bin­u­j­tuhrey ctaom­steabr­tac­thkest­pros­nt­g­w­seiath­soann, tco lgleoc7t-h3iswsite­hcoth­n­rdeeCush­puw­to­huiltes, aun­d­derMNuHr­rLayr,u2le3s,,hsatis­llaafrao­moik­li­aer. face oMkik­toe fBour­cgkuleidy,afnocremtehril­sys­te­hae­stonlo. Mcouar­crhay, whas hpar­dom­tootaed­petrot­shoinagl the club’s full-time goalie coach at tAh­se­hNeHhLal­sevdeol.ne the past sevl­weeryoarlfkosoru­u1mt0s­m­di­en­arysBs, oiMn­stuAorun­r­gauwysi­tat.htIt­feBtnhude­cerkdel­weeryoarlfkosoru­u1mt0s­m­di­en­arysBs, iM­suarn­rayyawspasecw­toor­fk­i­h­nig­sogna,mhe’stnhoat tipping his glove hand. “Noth­ing

I’M READY FOR ANY­THING. I’D BE READY TO PLAY 70 GAMES – Matt Mur­ray

tosabide.h“oN­noet­shti.nJ­gus­rteaadlil­fyfe­crheannt,g”ehse, bitTo­hfaattgul­no­eve-uhpa.”nd is one of two hcoaotvh­neecer­drnir­sawfMrnoumrsroaomyb’esmt­saerurgvremetr­sus.rtshTa­hotef abiMl­i­tuyrrtoayavroeipdeiant­jeu­dr­liyesd. is­missed qshuoeostieornss­cha­lalebnogu­int g hiompp­golo­sivnegspildaey­o­df­fus­ril­nagsttsheas­t­orne.tcAh­sr­fuonr gaent­dtri­enc­gogh­nuirzte, sthats’s stohme oenth­ly­i­na­gre­saphee­cific to ad­dress. He has missed ytiemaer­sowveitrh tahe­br­poak­set­nc­to­hupm­leb,oaf aton­rdn ghraomin­s­tri­an­ngd, ahicpon­ic­nu­j­sus­ri­ioens.,

“ySooumge­timhi­etsinit’hse jhue­sat­d­board­solum­cek-, thing like that,” he said. “That’s hthaer­rde tao­re­av­doeif­din­is­toem­lyethiminegss. yBouut cdaon­wd­noofnitnsoemsse-wthisieng­tos. tIr’vyeto­be­ce­unt plpikarayecint­ti­hg­camtw, oodr­roek­inaagt­ntead­ntl­woioton­rok­f­tion­cgh­sitruoofn-f mstroes­ntl­gy­thi­nen­miny­gle­gasll.” the mus­cles,

The Pen­guins ap­par­ently asir­geni’nt gtavkeit­ne­graan­nAync­th­ti­aNn­ciems.iU­topobne eGeMyeJbim­rowRustb­hyMeru­for­r­dayr’asis­bead­ck­suopm, spalayy­in­bgeNtwieemeni “3sh0oaunld b4e0ag­balme etos for us.” The idea is to keep Mur- sraupynli,tftr­bi­enus­ght tfiotm­r­wean­od­outl­rhdin­ergml­teo­ha­nengspen­laeasay­oronl­fyf. Mur­ray re­acted to the news in his tfhaisnhkioan.w“hIot’lse nlott as­boomute,”thyp­inic­gaIl hI’de bsaei­dre. a“dI’ym­torepal­day 7fo0r­gan­myeths,inI’gd. taoyp­blaey. T5h0agta’smoeust. Wofh­maty­beveer­reait­dmy Icoten­ntr­dotl,oawn­dasttheamt’sy­neon­tes­rogmy et­th­hininkging about.”

EYES ON THE PRIZE Mur­ray doesn’t sweat the small stuff, lfiokceuwsi­in­ng­ni­in­ngsty­eeat­daon­nobthigegr eNrHbLut­si­itnlee.ss,

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