Archive

ShareThis Page
Penguins’ Casey DeSmith in goal Monday; Murray to get turn this week | TribLIVE.com
Penguins/NHL

Penguins’ Casey DeSmith in goal Monday; Murray to get turn this week

Jerry DiPaola
| Monday, December 17, 2018 1:51 p.m
549810542229a7788b5af9864c9bb62fdb3312a87dcc
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith blocks a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Casey DeSmith will be in goal Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks, but he said Matt Murray will get plenty of work this week, too.

“We really like Matt’s game,” Sullivan said Monday after the morning skate. “We thought he played real well the other night (making 38 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings). But having said that, Casey’s played extremely well, also.”

DeSmith made 48 saves in a 5-3 victory against the Boston Bruins on Friday.

Sullivan indicated he will use both goaltenders this week during a stretch in which the Penguins have four games in six nights. The team visits the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, returns home to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday before traveling to Carolina for a game against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Before Monday night, the Penguins had played eight games this month (5-2-1).

“We’re trying to keep them both at their best by keeping them well-rested and sharp,” Sullivan said. “And so looking at the big picture this week, both of them are going to get a significant amount of playing time.”

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.