Matt Murray made a heartwarming gesture to Jacob Markstrom after his father passed away

  • It’s been a tough month for the NHL, but Wednesday night featured its brightest moment.
  • Just over two weeks ago, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom revealed his father had passed away from cancer in an emotional post on Instagram.
  • The Swede didn’t play last night but in warm-ups, his opponent between the pipes on the other side, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, offered some good wishes in response to the passing.
  • Murray also lost his father in January of 2018.

  • Markstrom was granted a leave of absence from the Canucks on October 14th. In his first game back on the 20th, he played lights out with a 38-save 3-2 win.
  • The 29-year-old has a 7-6-3 record to go along with a 2.72 GAA and .913 save percentage this season.
  • NHL teams have been hosting its hockey fight cancer nights throughout November.
  • Markstrom made the announcement of his dad’s passing on the 10th ; the night the Canucks hosted their own in Vancouver.
  • It’s nice to see the goaltender is receiving support from both his own team and players around the league.
  • A very classy move by Murray and one we’re sure Markstrom greatly appreciated.
Sources & Credits: Chris Mancuso, Bardown
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