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Tristan Jarry makes history as first Penguins goaltender to score a goal

Jarry’s empty net goal sealed the win for the Penguins on the road in Tampa on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

History has been made in Tampa Bay.

Tristan Jarry became the first Penguins goaltender to ever score a goal when he did so against the Lightning on Thursday night, helping seal a 4-2 comeback win for Pittsburgh.

While it may be the first ever scored in franchise history at the NHL level, it’s not the first for Jarry, who scored a goal in the AHL in 2018 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The goaltending duo of Jarry and Alex Nedeljkovic have now combined for five goalie goals at the professional level!

It’s safe to say that everyone on the Penguins bench was over the moon for Jarry when the puck went in.

While it’s the first goalie goal in Penguins history, it’s not a common feat around the league, either.

It’s only the fourth goalie to score in the last 10 years and over the 14th overall to happen in the regular season.

The Penguins battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the game and took charge, storming back to a 3-2 lead before Jarry put the game on ice with his empty-net goal.