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Jarry makes 28 saves, Penguins shut out Blues

Pittsburgh is 7-0-2 in past nine home games; St. Louis' road point streak ends at 10

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Jarry posts third career shutout

STL@PIT: Jarry stops 28 shots to blank Blues

Tristan Jarry turned away all 28 shots he faced to record his third career shutout in the Penguins' 3-0 win over the Blues

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PITTSBURGH -- Tristan Jarry made 28 saves, and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their home point streak to nine games with a 3-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday.

Jarry had his first shutout of the season and Stefan Noesen scored in his debut for the Penguins (15-9-4), who are 7-0-2 at home since a 3-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 19. It is their longest home point streak since winning 11 straight from Jan. 7-Feb. 17, 2018.

"I thought we played hard," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "We compete hard. I think we're hard to play against. I think we're getting better away from the puck. I think everybody is buying in to the team concept. When we do that, I think we can win on any given night, regardless of who's in our lineup."

 

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Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for St. Louis (18-6-6), which had been 8-0-2 on a 10-game road point streak since a 3-0 loss at the Boston Bruins on Oct. 26. The Blues outscored their opponents 16-6 during a four-game winning streak entering Wednesday, which included a 5-2 win against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

"Just wasn't good enough. We know that," Binnington said. "We've got better. It's not a good feeling. ... It's frustrating. You always have a chance to stop the puck. I hate losing, so I hate this feeling. Just got to get back to work and work even harder to get that next one."

Video: STL@PIT: Blueger nets redirection from in front

Teddy Blueger scored on the first shot of the game to put the Penguins ahead 1-0. He deflected a shot from Marcus Pettersson for his third goal of the season 39 seconds into the first period.

Noesen made it 2-0 at 19:20 of the second period after signing a one-year contract at the NHL level with Pittsburgh on Monday. He redirected a shot from Jared McCann, collected the rebound and scored from just outside the crease for his first NHL goal since March 15 with the New Jersey Devils.

"It felt good," Noesen said. "Coming to a new team, it's a way to make your mark. Usually, it's not the way I do that. Usually, I'm in more of a checking role and chip in every now and then. ... It just kind of felt like a normal game to me, so it's good."

Alex Galchenyuk scored his second goal in 19 games this season, extending the lead to 3-0 at 4:59 of the third. He held off Jay Bouwmeester and Colton Parayko to score on a wrist shot at the end of a breakaway.

Brayden Schenn seemed to score for St. Louis at 14:17 of the third, but the goal was waved off because officials ruled that Jaden Schwartz interfered with Jarry. The no-goal call was upheld after the Blues challenged.

"I think they wanted it more than us," Schenn said. "They wanted to win more than us tonight. We didn't put our best effort on the ice tonight. ... I just don't think we were hungry enough to score goals tonight."

Video: STL@PIT: Galchenyuk beats Binnington on the break

 

They said it

"It wasn't a very good game by us. That's just the bottom line. ... They skated better than us, and just played their game better than us. That's what it boils down to." -- Blues coach Craig Berube

"The guys are doing a great job making sure the pucks are coming from the outside. It makes my job really easy. As long as I'm managing my rebounds and making sure I'm doing what I can, it helps the guys a lot." -- Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry

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Need to know

The Blues' 10-game road point streak was one short of their team record of 11, set during the 1999-2000 season, when they were 10-0 with one tie. ... Blues forward David Perron had his eight-game point streak end. He had nine points (three goals, six assists) in the run. … Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson returned after being a healthy scratch in a 4-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday and missing the previous two games with an illness. ... The Blues were 0-for-4 on the power play, and the Penguins were 0-for-5. ... Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese played 15:36 after missing practice Tuesday with an undisclosed illness. ... Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist was sidelined after sustaining a lower-body injury in practice Monday. He is expected to be out longer-term. ... Pittsburgh defenseman Jack Johnson was a late scratch because of an undisclosed illness. He was on the top defense pair with Kris Letang in practice Tuesday. John Marino played there Wednesday. ... Jarry had his third shutout in 39 games during four NHL seasons. It was his first since making 31 saves in a 4-0 win at the New York Islanders on Jan. 5, 2018.

 

What's next

Blues: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, SN360, CITY, TVAS, FS-MW, NHL.TV)

Penguins: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Friday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ATTSN-PT, FS-A, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV)

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