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Penguins beat Flyers, lose Murray to injury

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray was helped off the ice after a scary-looking collision with Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

(You can see that in action in the video above this post’s headline.)

There’s no word yet on Murray’s condition. The Penguins are attempting a comeback against the Flyers with Tristan Jarry in net.

This hasn’t been the easiest smoothest month-and-change for Murray, 23, who came into the night with a .906 save percentage. The Penguins clearly miss the rare depth they had in the one-two punch of Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury, as Pittsburgh’s been stuck in a lot of shooting gallery-type evenings; these have been challenging times even for a team of the Pens’ scoring prowess.

Murray, Jarry, and two other goalies have appeared in net for the Penguins so far this season. This post will be updated with the result of the game and, ideally, some information about Murray. Stay tuned.

Update: The Penguins faced a 3-1 deficit to begin the third period, and Michael Raffl restored the Flyers lead at 4-3 with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. Pittsburgh continued to fight, though, as Jake Guentzel sent the contest to OT and Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner via a deft tip:

To little surprise, Mike Sullivan provided a non-update on Murray. Perhaps he’s correct that more will be known on Tuesday or at least in the next few days?

Meanwhile, the Flyers continue their losing streak at eight games, with “loser points” remaining bittersweet.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.