This time, with his team trailing 2-1 in a series that's seen them score only three goals in three games, he made the decision to sit Fleury down.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have chose to turn to Matt Murray. Off a three-on-two break, Crosby found Maatta streaking down the left wing.
Head coach Mike Sullivan announced the decision from the team hotel this afternoon.
Hahahah Don just told a crowd of Sens fans to stop chanting Go Sens Go "these guys are getting on my nerves here eh???" "I know our line's been trying to play pretty simple and I think that's been beneficial for us".
You can call it a panic move, as I did, and wouldn't be wrong. The Senators really didn't have their best chances until the end of the game, but Fleury was up to the task in the win.
Early in Wednesday night's 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, Fleury allowed four goals in nine shots over 13 minutes.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was shelled and replaced with Matt Murray. Neither goalie was available to the media on the morning of Game 4, as is customary for Penguins goalies on gameday. He has a calm demeanor about him. Clarke MacArthur and Tom Pyatt scored for Ottawa. Wingers Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust and defenceman Justin Schultz all have upper-body injuries and are day-to-day, coach Mike Sullivan said.
The Penguins won this game while playing the majority of it with five defensemen. The Thunder Bay, Ont. native came up with maybe his finest save of the first on a Derick Brassard backhand, kicking the shot away with his right pad.
Six-time Cup-winning defenseman Kevin Lowe said he and Gretzky agreed the 1987 Oilers were the best of the bunch of teams that filled the rafters in Edmonton with blue, white and orange banners during one of the finest eras of hockey dominance, even though it took seven games to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in the final. "It's the toughest game (Friday), I think, for us".
Crosby scored his sixth goal of the postseason and assisted on an another.
Daley: "We need a win tonight". After dropping a 1-0 decision to the Penguins in Game 2 in Pittsburgh, many thought the Senators were headed for a disaster, especially when they failed to even record a shot for a stretch of almost 19 minutes between the second and third periods. It's also forced the double-shifting of players such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.
Goaltending hasn't really been the problem for Pittsburgh of late, Game 3 aside. Ian Cole immediately throttled Ryan as Ruhwedel lay down on the ice before wobbling his way to the dressing room. The Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson had two assists for Nashville. Most notable of all was the veteran enjoying his own net at practice with Murray sharing his crease with third-stringer Tristan Jarry. Boucher thought his group, which had held the highest scoring team in the regular season to three goals in the first three games, was lacking that same pep and sharpness. "I put that one behind (me) already and I'll be ready to go".
"There's just no bad skaters really anymore", he said.