Penguins sticking with Murray over Fleury for Game 6

The Stanley Cup playoffs are on. Each day, we'll keep you updated on the important news involving players, starting lineups, injuries and more. Check back throughout the day to stay in the know.

Two Game 6s are on the schedule tonight, with both the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks aiming to advance to the Western Conference final.

The Blues hold a 3-2 series lead over the Dallas Stars and can close out the series with a win on home ice (CBC, CBC Sports app, 8 p.m. ET). The Sharks, who also lead 3-2, look to become the first team to win on the road in their series with the Nashville Predators (9 p.m ET).

Pens sticking with Murray

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan announced that Matt Murray will start Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, keeping Marc-Andre Fleury on the bench.

Murray had a net to himself at practice on Monday, while Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff shared the net at the other end.  

Murray, 21, has posted a 1.96 GAA and a .937 save percentage in the playoffs but allowed three goals on 19 shots in the Penguins' 3-1 loss in Game 5 against the Capitals.

Fleury says he will be supportive as the team's backup.

"All that matters is that we win." Fleury told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I can't be selfish about it."

The 31-year-old Fleury has yet to appear in the playoffs after missing the end of the regular season with a concussion.

Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2 and has a chance to close out the series at home on Tuesday. 

Maatta may play in Game 6

Penguins defenceman Olli Maatta practised on Monday and is listed as a game-time decision for Game 6 on Tuesday.

Head coach Mike Sullivan has said that he was impressed with Maatta in practice on Monday. The defenceman has also said that he feels 100 per cent. 

Maatta left Game 2 with an upper-body injury after taking a hit from Capitals' Brooks Orpik, who was suspended three games for the play. Orpik is eligible to return for Game 6.

Maatta was paired with Trevor Daley in practice and also spent time working with the Penguins' second power-play unit. 

Fallen Stars

The Stars have listed Patrick Eaves as a game-time decision for Game 6 on Monday. Eaves has missed the last four games after being hit by a teammate's shot in Game 1 against the Blues.

Dallas forward Tyler Seguin remains out of the lineup with a lower-body injury. Seguin hasn't played since Game 2 of the Stars' first-round series against the Wild.

Streaking Predator

Nashville is leaning heavily on Mike Fisher as it attempts to avoid elimination. Fisher has scored four goals in five games in this series and enters Monday's contest on a four-game point streak.

The Predators look to protect home ice, where they have won eight of their past nine games against the Sharks. ​

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