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THE GOALTENDERS: Fleury passes Cup, baton to Murray


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Marc-Andre Fleury passes the Stanley Cup to Matt Murray. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Matt Murray had been magnificent. He'd just stopped all 27 pucks the Predators put his way in Game 6, this after another shutout in Game 5, and he wound up with 64 consecutive saves to close out the Stanley Cup Final.

It's as if he'd seen everything coming.

Except he didn't.

Minutes after the Penguins had punctuated their 2-0 triumph with Carl Hagelin's empty-netter and a mob scene behind Murray's net, the 23-year-old still-a-rookie with two championships already to his credit dutifully took his spot off to the fringe of where his teammates would take turns twirling with the Cup.

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