TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Murray will be the Penguins’ goaltender for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final tonight.
Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed his decision during a meeting with reporters after the Penguins’ game-day skate at Amalie Arena.
In another move, Conor Sheary apparently will move back onto left wing on the No. 1 line, with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist. Beau Bennett had replaced Sheary in Game 5.
“Conor brings a lot of energy,” Sullivan said.
Murray, a rookie, has started 13 of the Penguins’ 16 playoff games but was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury after two periods of a 4-3 defeat in Tampa last Friday.
Fleury started Game 5, a 4-3 overtime loss Sunday at Consol Energy Center, and stopped 21 of 25 shots.
Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2, and can advance to the Stanley Cup final for the second year in a row with a victory tonight.