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Murray stops 39 shots as the Greyhounds down the Rangers 4-2

Friday, 10.05.2012 / 10:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Murray stops 39 shots as the Greyhounds down the Rangers 4-2

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Matt Murray stopped 39 shots as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds beat the Kitchener Rangers 4-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Murray's 39-save performance earned him the game's first star and included 18 saves in the opening period. It also marked the sixth straight start that the Pittsburgh Penguins' prospect had to make 30 or more saves.

Sergey Tolchinsky scored two goals for the Greyhounds (5-1-0) while Brandon Alderson added a goal and an assist.

Dylan Staples also scored for Sault Ste. Marie and David Broll chipped in with two assists.

Matt Puempel and Radek Faksa had a goal and an assist each for the Rangers (3-2-0).

John Gibson stopped 29 shots in the loss for the Rangers, who have yet to play a home game this season.

The Rangers schedule opens with eight-straight road games before their home opener on Oct. 19.

Sault Ste. Marie went 2-for-5 on the power play while Kitchener went 2-for-8.

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