SLOVAKIA (KDKA) — Team Canada and Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alan Vigneault said today that Penguins’ goaltender Matt Murray will be Team Canada’s starting goalie at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Hockey Championships in Slovakia.
“Matt has played in big moments and big games, pressure games,” Vigneault said. “There is no doubt he is our number one goaltender.”READ MORE: Some Health Experts Believe School Districts Should Mandate Mask-Wearing
Murray had an up-and-down season, but finished the 2018-2019 regular season with a .919 save percentage and a 2.69 goals against average in 50 games.READ MORE: Death Of Woman Found On South Side Ruled Homicide
Backing up Murray will be Philadelphia Flyers rookie sensation Carter Hart. The rookie netminder had a .917 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average in 31 games.MORE NEWS: DEP Blames Fungicide For Thousands Of Dead Fish In Chartiers Creek
Canada’s first game will be May 10 against Finland with a 10:15 a.m. EST faceoff.