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Shutout: Jarry Unbeatable (Again), Penguins Stuff Maple Leafs 2-0

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Give them nothing. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second game in a row and second in a row north of the border. Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry was unbeatable for his second-consecutive shutout. The Penguins impressed a Hockey Night in Canada audience with a 2-0 shutout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena Saturday night.

The Penguins win ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. The clincher was Toronto’s 5v3 power play with five minutes remaining.

The Penguins third-ranked penalty kill had to survive a pair of third-period kills. The Penguins killed a Jeff Carter minor penalty without allowing a shot.

However, with five minutes remaining, Jason Zucker and Zach Aston-Reese took minor penalties just 11 seconds apart. Toronto had a 5v3 for 1:49, but Jarry made a pair of saves, and Zucker nearly scored after being released from the penalty box.

The Penguins allowed just one shot on goal during the two-man advantage.

In the first period, the Penguins were able to evade the Toronto forecheck and create a few scoring chances on the rush. With a few passes, Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby slipped behind the Toronto defense five minutes into the game.

A two-on-one resulted, and instead of passing to Crosby, Guentzel (7) took the shot on his backhand and beat Toronto goalie Jack Campbell. Guentzel has a four-game goal streak and a five-game point streak (4-2-6).

Campbell began the game with an NHL leading .944 save percentage, 1.63 GAA and tied with the league lead with 10 wins. He stopped 15 of the first 17 shots.

However, the Penguins got to him twice in the first period. The Penguins limited Toronto to just one shot in the first 11 minutes and seven in the first period.

Late in the first period, another Penguins rush got ahead of the Toronto forecheck. Winger Jason Zucker pulled Campbell out of the net, then fed Jeff Carter (4) for an easy tap-in goal into a yawning cage.

Instead, Tristan Jarry was the better goalie on Saturday.

Jarry stopped all 17 shots in the first two periods, including a pair of good shots on Toronto’s second-period power-play, which spent the entire two minutes in the offensive zone. Jarry stopped nine shots in the third.

Jarry could also be seen giving a few paddle whacks to annoying Maple Leafs behind the play.

Jarry was pretty good while shorthanded, too. Overall, Jarry stopped 26 shots for his second consecutive shutout. It was his ninth career shutout.

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Mark Miller
Mark Miller (@mark5697)
6 days ago

Hopefully the start of good things to come.

Iwasiam
Iwasiam
6 days ago

Nice win but if I’m being honest the Leafs also had terrible puck luck…..kind of like us during that 3rd period with Buffalo. One thing that’s been steady is our PK and it’s saving our a$$ and deserves serious praise.

Jay95
Jay95 (@jay95)
5 days ago
Reply to  Iwasiam

I agree and disagree. It may appear to be terrible puck luck, but a good goalie and a defensive team structure can cause the opposition to grip the stocks tighter and make for bad “puck luck”.

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[…] Just like everyone figured would happen, the struggling Penguins blanked the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs […]

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[…] The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night. Penguins’ netminder Tristan Jarry picked up his second-consecutive shutout as he looks to be in a groove. Jake Guentzel pushed his point streak to five games, goal streak to four games. Here are the takeaways. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now) […]

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