Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry received another honor Thursday as he was named the “NHL’s Second Star” of December for his tremendous effort in the final month of 2019. Here is the official announcement from the Penguins:
Congratulations to @tjarry35 on being named the NHL's Second Star for the month of December.
Jarry’s eight wins, 1.54 goals-against average, and three shutouts ranked first among all NHL netminders in December.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 2, 2020
The honor comes in the same month Tristan Jarry took home “NHL’s Second Star of the Week” on Dec. 9 after posting back-to-back shutouts against the St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes respectively. The Bristish-Columbia native also helped the Penguins to a 10-2-0 record in December, the best record in the league during the calendar month.
Jarry finished December with an impressive and commanding stat line of 8-1-0 with a 1.54 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage and three shutouts in nine games. The Penguins goalie is currently on a six-game win streak that started against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 12. He’s allowed no more than two goals in five of those six games.
Jarry remains especially good at home, where he’s lost just two games in 11 appearances all season. At PPG Paints Arena, he is 9-2-0 with a 1.52 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage. He is currently one win shy of tying his career-high of 14, set in 2017-18. Jarry’s 1.88 goals-against average and .938 save percentage on the season lead all NHL netminders. Cue the NHL All-Star Hype Train!