Jarry shines in Pens 7th straight home win over Boston

Malkin, Crosby score in sixth straight win overall

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Remember earlier in the year when Tristan Jarry gave up 9 goals on the first 33 shots he saw. This isn’t the same Jarry. He stopped 42 Bruins shots in a 4-1 Pens win Monday night. A seventh straight win over Boston at home and sixth straight win overall.

“It’s a number of things that add up to winning,” said head coach Mike Sullivan.  “It’s big plays at key times.  It’s managing the game the right way.  It’s getting a timely save.  I think our goaltending has been a big part of it.  They are making big saves for us.”

It’s the most saves for Jarry in a game since making 45 in a loss at Tampa Bay in October of 2019.  Jarry had never made as many saves in a win before.

“It’s lots of fun,” Jarry said of facing that many shots.  “Obviously you get in a bit of a rhythm.  That’s good when there are a lot of consecutive shots in a row it kind of keeps you in that rhythm.”

“He’s just playing confident,” forward Evan Rodrigues said of Jarry.  “Even a play on the short-handed 2-on-1, he’s aggressive taking the pass away.  He’s also coming out of the net a lot and making those break out passes when the other team is changing.  When he’s getting out playing the puck.  You can see that confidence and it’s shown in his game lately.”

Malkin Milestone

Evgeni Malkin continues to raise the bar as now the third Russian player to ever reach 1,100 NHL points after a flick of the wrist on the power play gave the Pens a two-goal lead.  For as bad as power play has been at times this year, Pens had a ton of movement on that sequence as Sidney Crosby found Malkin for the score.

Give em the knuckler Evan

Good things happen when you fire pucks on net and Evan Rodrigues was rewarded with a deep contested shot that knuckled and out its way off Jaroslav Halak’s glove and through the rest of him to tie the game at 1.

“I stopped up and looked around and saw G (Malkin) and Kappy (Kapanen) kind of going to the net,” Rodrigues said.  “They weren’t really open at the time, so I just tried to put it there figured we would get a rebound.  Who knows what happens.  Obviously very happy to see that go in.”

Crosby mentality


After giving a pass to Jake Guentzel inside the blue line, Sidney Crosby headed to the net.  As he was moving down the right side approaching perpendicular to the goal line, Crosby fired.  It found room between Halak’s glove/arm and body for a 2-1 Pens lead.

“You just want to hit the net,” Crosby said of his shot.  “Obviously you’re trying to pick the corner, but you don’t want to miss the net when you are that low and start the break out the other way.  I just tried to put it there on the short side and fortunately it squeaked through there.”

Up Next

No rest, Pens host Boston again Tuesday night at 7p.  This time five points again of the Bruins for third in the MassMutual Division.

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