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.
Today's starting goaltender: pic.twitter.com/jLrhXk9Ukn— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 14, 2021
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.
Sullivan is asked if Jarry is still the No. 1 goalie. He says they look at the goaltenders in the same way as they do the rest of the lineup. They start the guy they think will give them the best chance to win in any specific game. #Pens— Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) February 14, 2021
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.
Today will be @tjarry35’s 70th NHL game, and the first of his career against the #Caps. Welcome to the rivalry. #PITvsWSH— Josh Getzoff (@PensJG) February 14, 2021
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.