Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry of Surrey, British Columbia became the ninth goaltender all-time in National Hockey League history to score a goal and first goaltender in Penguins franchise history. He accomplished the feat in a 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at 18:52 of the third period on Thursday from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Jarry’s goal was an unassisted marker and closed out the scoring.
Jarry follows New York Islanders goaltender Billy Smith of Perth, Ontario, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall of Brandon, Manitoba, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood of Peace River, Ontario, Canadian Olympic gold medalist and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur of Montreal, Quebec, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore of Laval, Quebec, Nashville Predators goaltender Chris Mason of Red Deer, Alberta, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canadian Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith of Kingston, Ontario. Brodeur scored thrice in his career and Hextall scored twice. Brodeur won a gold medal for Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Mike Smith won the gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Jarry leads the NHL at the moment with three shutouts. With the win, the Penguins improve to a record of 11 wins, 10 losses, and one loss in extra time for 23 points.