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We have witnessed the season's first goalie scoring a goal

Published December 1, 2023 at 4:16 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry achieved an impressive empty-net goal versus the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Jarry exhibited remarkable expertise, handling the puck with precision, achieving impressive elevation, and benefiting from a fortunate rebound.

Making history, Jarry becomes the inaugural goaltender in Penguins' history to score a goal. Interestingly, he previously tallied a goal in 2018 while playing for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the team. Scoring as a goalie is notable, but achieving this in two professional leagues is truly exceptional!

Adding to the extraordinary storyline, Jarry's backup, Alex Nedeljkovic, scored a goal for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins just a fortnight ago. Witnessing two goalie goals for the Penguins within less than 12 days is nothing short of exceptional!

Jarry's goal sealed a significant triumph for the Penguins against the Lightning, improving their record to 11-10-1 and placing them above a .500 winning percentage for the first time this season. For a team struggling to find their rhythm, this moment holds the potential to unite the team and bolster their confidence as they prepare for consecutive matches against the Flyers this weekend.

Interestingly, the Penguins are set for a rematch in Tampa on Wednesday evening. Hopefully, they unleash Jarry's offensive skills on the power play, even if just as a playful attempt to boost his shooting stats.

Jesting aside, this monumental moment represents a crucial victory for a team that encountered numerous challenges at the season's outset.

Source: Bruinsinsider
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