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Murray starting in goal for Penguins in Game 3

Replacing Zatkoff against Rangers at Madison Square Garden

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Goalie Matt Murray led the Pittsburgh Penguins onto the ice for warmups, an indicator he will start against the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVA Sports, ROOT, MSG).

This will be Murray's first appearance since he was injured April 9 in after a collision with Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will miss his eighth straight game with a concussion. He practiced Monday but did not skate Tuesday and remains day-to-day.

Murray was inactive for Games 1 and 2 (Tristan Jarry was the backup) but practiced Monday and worked out during the morning skate Tuesday. He was 9-2-1 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in the regular season, including 4-0-0 with a 1.84 GAA and .936 save percentage in five appearances following Fleury's injury.

Jeff Zatkoff, who started the first two games for the Penguins, will back up Murray. Zatkoff made 35 saves in a 5-2 win in Game 1, his first start since Feb. 20, but allowed three goals in a 4:14 span of the second period during a 4-2 loss in Game 2. He is 1-1 with a 3.07 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in the series.

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