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Penguins’ Tristan Jarry becomes 14th goalie in NHL history to score goal

Goalie Tristan Jarry scored an empty-net goal and made 39 saves in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-2 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night.

Jarry stopped a dump-in and sent the puck end-to-end into the net with 1:08 left.

“It was pretty lucky,” Jarry said. “It’s pretty neat, honestly. It’s something that doesn’t; happen very often. There’s very few that have done it, so it’s definitely pretty cool. But honestly the win means more.”

The Surrey, B.C., native is the fourth goalie to score in the past 10 years, and 14th overall in the regular season. He looked at the boards at first for a potential clearing try before taking aim at the opposing goal.

“It was just kind of the perfect scenario,” Jarry said. “It was coming in kind of slow and I was able to just get around it, and shoot as hard as I could.”

It was the first goal scored by a Penguins goalie. Jarry also had a goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Nov. 14, 2018, at Springfield.

“I’m really happy for him,” Penguins star Sidney Crosby said.

Jeff Carter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period for the Penguins, who also got goals from Crosby and Drew O’Connor.

Steven Stamkos and Tanner Jeannot scored for the Lightning. NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had two assists to tie his career high with an eight-game points streak. He finished with a team-record 28 points (in 14 games) for the month of November.

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots.

Stamkos finished at minus-2 and is minus-14 overall. Kucherov had seven shots, but remained goal-less in seven games against Jarry.

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