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PHN 5-Minute Penguins Postgame: High-Risk Pens ‘Beat Ourselves’ in OT Loss

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The Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to claim first place in the Metro Division but instead lost to one of the worst road teams in the NHL. The Penguins had a 1-0 third period lead but lost 2-1 in OT to the Seattle Kraken after some sloppy giveaways in the third.

The Penguins were outshot 18-4 in the third period and only goalie Tristan Jarry prevented a regulation loss. Jarry made a handful of sparkling saves in the final period to preserve a 1-1 tie, including stopping Ryan Donato from point-blank range twice and Jordan Eberle’s breakaway.

“I thought the first two periods we were fine. We could have had a little more net traffic and put it there more than we did, but I thought we were playing the right way,” head coach Mike Sullivan said. “In the third period, we beat ourselves. We turned into a high-risk hockey team.”

Evgeni Malkin had a pair of turnovers in the third, though one indirectly led to his power-play goal when Seattle winger Marcus Johansson tried to finish the resulting two-on-one by colliding with Jarry.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 17-2-1 in their last 20 games and are tied with the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes atop the Metro Division, but New York has the first tiebreaker.

Get the PHN 5-minute Penguins postgame with PHN Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski.

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Alan
Alan
3 months ago

I am tired of Malkin…..

moe
moe
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan

Even after he was the only player that scored on that blistering rising shot?
Pity

Big B
Big B
3 months ago
Reply to  moe

We all know Malkin is great but if he keeps playing this way we have another first round loss.He has to clean up his game and become Geno Machino again not the Gene-over machine.The whole team needs to get back to solid hockey.

Wasnt
3 months ago

From the beginning the game had a stinker feel to it. Seemed the Pens just were not up for Seattle at all. I think Geno tried to get things going but that risky stuff that normally would work for him in his prime bit him in the a$$.
Oh well at least Pens got a point.
If Desmith is in net tonight this could be another stinker.

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