First call: In blowout win, Penguins’ Matt Murray steals show with stunning save

November 15, 2018

Highlight of highlights

When a hockey team scores nine goals, it’s odd to suggest that a goalie had the best highlight. But, in the case of the Penguins on Thursday, that was true.

The Pens boat-raced Calgary, 9-1. So there was offense aplenty. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist had two goals each.

But lost in all the firepower is that goaltender Matt Murray almost had a shutout until former Penguin James Neal scored with two minutes remaining.

Neal could’ve had a goal much earlier. But Murray’s stellar save here in the first period prevented that from happening.

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