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‘I’ll be the Happiest…It’s Been Tough,’ Making Sense of Jarry Shootout Thuds (+)



Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins

Tristan Jarry has stopped only three of 10 shootout attempts this season. After the game graduates from the wild 3v3 free-for-all, the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie has struggled mightily to get the extra point.

After allowing two shootout goals on three attempts Tuesday night, Jarry’s career save percentage fell further to .566.

After stopping a wicked two-on-none against Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat, the faceplant in the shootout might seem implausible.

“You’re facing the best in the world,” Jarry deadpanned with a wry grin.

It was an obvious acknowledgment with a welcome splash of personality for the goaltender who has otherwise been lights out this season. Jarry has a .926 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA. His performance against the best of the Chicago lineup before the shootout bordered on spectacular.

Oh, but that pesky NHL skills competition. And yes, Jarry has done some thinking on the matter.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.