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Tristan Jarry named NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week

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The Penguins goaltender had an impressive week and earned some recognition

NHL: DEC 06 Coyotes at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Along with Capitals defenseman John Carlson and Sabres center Jack Eichel, Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry was named in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

SECOND STAR – TRISTAN JARRY, G, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Jarry stopped all 61 shots he faced across two appearances, compiling a 2-0-0 record and two shutouts to help the Penguins (17-9-4, 38 points) earn three wins and move into the first Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference. Jarry made 28 saves for his third career shutout in a 3-0 triumph over the St. Louis Blues Dec. 4. He then turned aside all 33 shots against in a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes Dec. 6, extending his personal shutout streak to 144:51 (dating to Nov. 29) – the longest by a Pittsburgh goaltender in the regular season since Marc-Andre Fleury’s 165:06 run from Feb. 1-11, 2015. The 24-year-old Surrey, B.C., native has played in 11 total games this season, going 7-4-0 with a 1.82 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and two shutouts.

The timing of this run of Jarry’s play coming at a time when Matt Murray’s play has been sub-par couldn’t be any more needed by the Penguins, especially considering the injury front.