Murray picks up 1st career shut out as Penguins clinch

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Matt Murray wanted to show everyone he was ready to pick up the slack with Marc-Andre Fleury out with a concussion. He sure started out on the right foot this afternoon.

Murray recorded his first NHL shutout as the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-0. He made 24 saves during the game. Murray who played a better part of the season with the Pens AHL team has a record of 6-2-1 while playing for the big club. He has posted some solid numbers with a 1.86 GAA and a .933 save percentage. He had a solid season in the AHL with Wilkes-Barrie/Scranton with a record of 20-9-1 and a 2.10 GAA. Now he has a chance to show what he can do in the NHL on a regular basis while Fleury is out.

The Penguins clinched a playoff spot for a 10th straight season. They also moved 3 points up on the Rangers who are currently losing to Buffalo.