Pens Goalie Tristan Jarry Named 2nd Star Of The Week

He recorded back-to-back shutouts last week

Andrew Limberg
December 09, 2019 - 12:55 pm
Penguins Goaltender Tristan Jarry

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry is the NHL’s Second Star of the week.

Jarry shut out both the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday stopping 28 shots and then shut out Arizona Thursday stopping all 33 of the Coyotes shots.

"It’s something that rewards you for your hard work, I guess," Jarry said Monday. "It helps me as motivation just to keep working. 

"It’s exciting. It’s something you don’t get very often, but it’s nice to be recognized for it."

Jarry has not been scored on in the last 144:51 minutes of ice time dating back to November 29 against Columbus. He credits his defense for that mark.

"They’re doing awesome," he said. "They’re boxing out and letting me see shots and that’s an easy part for me, just to make sure I’m getting in front of it. And they’re doing a great job with rebounds for me."

In 11 appearances this year, Jarry is 7-4 with a .943 save percentage and a 1.81 goals-against average. He has earned more playing time recently over Matt Murray, who has struggled at times, but did pick up a win Saturday in the Penguins' 5-3 victory over Detroit.

"We have two very capable goalies," forward Jared McCann said. "(Murray) showed it last game, Jarry the couple games before that. We’ve got two very capable goalies and we’ve got to play well in front of them."

"We have so much confidence in our two goalies," winger Jake Guentzel added. "We’re lucky to have both them and how they play. We’re confident when either one is back there and we know either is going to get the job done for us."

The Pens begin a three game homestand Tuesday when the Montreal Canadiens coming to PPG Paints Arena for a 7 p.m. faceoff. Whether Penguins coach Mike Sullivan goes back to Matt Murray or continues to ride Jarry's hot hand will be determined during the day Tuesday. Either way, the Penguins feel that it won't make a major difference.

"It doesn’t matter who plays, who can still win," forward Dominik Kahun said. "We have that for sure this year and it’s very important for us. It’s unbelievable. The whole season we’ve had very good goalies. That’s a big thing now in the NHL."

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