MURRAY WRITES STANLEY CUP HISTORY . . .
Matt Murray made 27 saves to record his second straight shutout and win his second Stanley Cup in as many NHL seasons. No other goaltender in League history has won the Stanley Cup-clinching game in each of his first two seasons. In fact, only one other netminder – the Islanders’ Roland Melanson – captured the trophy in each of his first two NHL campaigns. Melanson did so in his first three seasons (1981, 1982 and 1983), but primarily served as the backup to teammate Billy Smith.
Murray became the fourth goaltender in NHL history to post consecutive shutouts to win the Stanley Cup – and the first to do so for a team other than the Red Wings. Detroit achieved the feat in 1937 (Earl Robertson vs. NYR), 1943 (Johnny Mowers vs. BOS) and 1952 (Terry Sawchuk vs. MTL).
Murray stopped 64 straight shots to close the Stanley Cup Final, yielding his last goal at 13:08 of the second period in Game 4 – a span of 146:26 of time on ice.
Matt Murray, Career Playoff Statistics
2016 (21 GP): 15-6, 2.08 GAA, .923 SV%, 1 SO
2017 (11 GP): 7-3, 1.70 GAA, .937 SV%, 3 SO
Total (32 GP): 22-9, 1.95 GAA, .928 SV%, 4 SO
* Information provided via NHL Press Release