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Penguins prospect Murray sets AHL shutout record

by Staff

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie prospect Matthew Murray set an American Hockey League record by extending his shutout streak to 304 minutes and 11 seconds in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' 4-1 win against the Springfield Falcons on Sunday.

Murray, who made 32 saves, was 1:11 away from what would have been his 10th shutout of the season and fifth in a row when Springfield left wing Dana Tyrell scored in the third period.

Murray broke the record for longest shutout streak of 268:17, set by Barry Brust of the Abbotsford Heat in 2012. He earned his fourth consecutive shutout in a 3-0 victory against the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday.

The third-longest streak belongs to Hockey Hall of Fame member Johnny Bower, who went 249:51 without allowing a goal with the Cleveland Barons in 1957.

Murray was Pittsburgh's third-round pick (No. 83) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is 18-8-2 with a 1.57 goals-against average. His nine shutouts tied the AHL's mark for shutouts by a rookie.

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