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Tristan Jarry to start in goal vs. Capitals

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For the first time in his career, Jarry will face Washington.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

When the Penguins take the ice on Sunday to face the Washington Capitals, Tristan Jarry will be in net to face the team’s division rival for the first time.

Head coach Mike Sullivan announced Sunday morning that Jarry would be starting.

When Sullivan was asked if Jarry was still the team’s #1 goaltender, Sullivan said the team looks at goaltenders the same way that they look at the rest of the lineup. Sullivan elaborated, saying that they choose a starting goaltender based on who will give the team the best chance to win any specific game.

Today with be the 70th game Jarry plays in the National Hockey League, but just the first time he will square off against the Capitals.

Casey DeSmith had started in net for the previous Penguins-Capitals games that have been played so far this season.

Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. at PPG Paints Arena.