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Stats: Murray vs. Vasilevskiy, Game 6

Penguins rookie makes 28 saves to help Pittsburgh avoid elimination in Eastern Conference Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in Game 6 at Amalie Arena to extend the Eastern Conference Final to a seventh game.

Here is a look inside the in-game matchup between the two 21-year-old goaltenders, Pittsburgh's Matt Murray, who turns 22 on Wednesday, and Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy:

Goals against: Murray 2; Vasilevskiy 4

Shots against: Murray 30; Vasilevskiy 33

Saves: Murray 28; Vasilevskiy 29

Save percentage: Murray .933; Vasilevskiy .878

Video: PIT@TBL, Gm6: Murray denies Drouin, Palat

Best moment: Murray, who needed a big-time performance after watching Game 5 from the bench, made arguably his best save 45 seconds into the second period, with the Penguins leading 1-0. He was in position with his glove out to rob Lightning forward Ryan Callahan of a goal on a redirection of Valtteri Filppula's pass from the right-wing half wall. Murray's glove was positioned perfectly and Callahan's redirection went into the webbing. Murray looked a bit shaky despite making four saves on four shots in the first period, but that save on Callahan appeared to right him. He was sharper for the rest of the game.

Vasilevskiy's most important save wasn't incredibly difficult as much as it was timely. He stopped Penguins forward Carl Hagelin on the rush at 14:08 of the third period, 1:25 after Brian Boyle scored his second goal to make it 3-2. The rush happened because the Lightning turned the puck over in the neutral zone; Penguins forward Phil Kessel got it and fed Hagelin for the chance. The save preserved the Lightning's chances at finishing off the comeback, but a breakaway goal by Bryan Rust at 17:52 ended them.

Series stat line (goals against-shots against-save percentage):

Vasilevskiy 18-220-.918; Murray 13-129-.899

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