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Matt Murray makes 2017 playoff debut for Penguins in Game 3 of East Final

Goalie takes over for Marc-Andre Fleury, who is pulled in first period of loss to Senators

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray made his 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

Murray entered with 7:08 left in the first period for Marc Andre-Fleury, who was pulled after allowing four goals on nine shots.

Fleury started every game for the Penguins this postseason after Murray was injured during warmups prior to Game 1 of the first round against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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The Senators won 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is at Ottawa on Friday.

Fleury entered Wednesday 9-5 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .931 save percentage in 14 games this postseason.

Murray, who hadn't played since April 6, was 15-6 with a 2.08 GAA and .923 save percentage in 21 games as a rookie to help Pittsburgh win the Stanley Cup last season.

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