Murray was making his first start in goal for Ottawa since March 10. He suffered an upper-body injury in warmups before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 14.
“I felt pretty good all things considered,” Murray said. “It has been quite some time so (my) timing felt a little bit off.
“Traffic is hard to duplicate in practice. In a game, there’s just so many layers. That’s always the biggest adjustment when you haven’t played in a while. They did a good job of getting traffic to the net but all things considered I felt pretty good.”
Ottawa went 5-6-3 without Murray, using four goalies — Joey Daccord, Filip Gustavsson, Anton Forsberg and Marcus Hogberg — in his absence.
Ottawa’s Connor Brown had his club-record goal-scoring streak halted at eight games. He was looking to become the first player since Teemu Selanne in 1997-98 to score in nine straight.
Ottawa opened the scoring with Paul’s fourth goal of the season just 1:19 in. But Scheifele countered at 3:24, converting Nikolaj Ehlers’ backhand pass for his 16th of the year as Winnipeg outshot the Senators 11-9.