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Drive to the Net: Murray shows mettle between the pipes and the ears

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Matt Murray makes one of his 40 saves Tuesday night. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Seriously, Matt Murray was telling us the other day that he doesn't play hockey. He plays goalie, he insisted.

With all due respect to Murray, I'm going to have to call bull on him. He's a hockey player. He's tough. Perhaps not like Ryan Reaves, Jamie Oleksiak, Ian Cole or any other of his teammates who trade haymakers or block 100-mile-per-hour slap shots with their less-padded bodies, but tough nonetheless.

You want to talk about "tough?" Imagine going through what Murray has endured the last few months.

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