Marc-Andre Fleury could start Game 6 for Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury could make his 2016 playoff debut as his team takes looks to eliminate the Washington Capitals in Game 6 on Tuesday. 

Head coach Mike Sullivan was noncommittal about who would get the start after rookie sensation Matt Murray allowed three goals on 19 shots in Saturday's 3-1 Game 5 loss. 

Despite the poor showing Saturday, the 21-year-old Murray has come up big in net for Pittsburgh, including making 47 saves to steal a 3-2 Game 3 victory. His record in eight playoff games is 6-2 with a 1.96 goals-against average and .937 save percentage.

That strong play has kept him starting in front of Pittsburgh's franchise goalie Fleury, who has been out of action since Mar. 31 due to a concussion. 

"The reality is, we're fortunate we have two guys right now, in Matt and Marc that we feel strongly about both goalies and their ability to help us win," Sullivan said. 

Fleury dressed for Game 3, which has increased speculation of a possible return should the team lose confidence in Murray. 

The Penguins have a 3-2 edge in their best-of-seven series, which makes the goaltending decision difficult, but not a critical issue yet. 

"I thought Matt played extremely well, as he has this whole series," Sullivan said of Saturday's loss. "He made the saves that he was supposed to make for us. He made some timely saves for us to give us a chance to climb back in the game [on Saturday]. Certainly I thought Matt's game [Saturday] was as solid as it's been all along here. We feel strongly that he gives us a chance to win when he's in goal right now."

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