PITTSBURGH — Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have a goalie controversy? Penguins backup goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 32 of 34 shots and allowed two goals in the Penguins 3-2 overtime win over the Calgary Flames at PPG Paints Arena on Monday night.
The Penguins had lost both overtime games last week to the New York Islanders and have played seven overtime games in their last 13 games. The Penguins have not been a great overtime team this season. They were just 3-4 in their last seven games and 2-4 in their most recent stretch until the win Monday night.
Jarry had a .945 save percentage and 1.81 goals-against-average before the game. His remarkable statistics will change little. Jarry made several sparkling saves including stopping a breakaway by Calgary All-Star Johnny Gaudreau in overtime.
Gaudreau had nearly 100 feet to deke Jarry.
“I was just trying to stand my ground,” Jarry said after the game.
The Penguins have won two straight after dropping a pair of overtime games to the New York Islanders last week. Tristan Jarry started both games. Penguins starter Matt Murray has been average over the past couple of weeks and his save percentage has dipped to .907. The Penguins have four games this week and head coach Mike Sullivan reiterated before the game that both goalies would play this week.