Penguins Goaltender Tristan Jarry has been selected for the NHL All-Star Game, it was announced today by the NHL. Jarry will represent the Metropolitan Division.
Forward Jake Guentzel has been named the Penguins' 'Last Men In' candidate. The final skater for each division will be chosen via fan voting through Jan. 17 at NHL.com/Vote. The four 'Last Men In' winners will be announced on Jan. 18.
The 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be a 3-on-3 tournament between the four NHL divisions, and will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 PM ET in Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. One night prior on Friday, February 4 will be the All-Star Skills Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook at 7:30 PM ET.
This is Jarry's second career All-Star Game selection, having previously played in the 2020 All-Star Game. The 26-year old has appeared in 28 games for Pittsburgh this season, accumulating an 18-6-4 record. Only Juuse Saros (20) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (20) have won more games than Jarry this season.
Among goaltenders with at least 10 games played, Jarry's 1.91 goals-against average leads the league, while his .932 save percentage and three shutouts both rank third in the NHL. Jarry has allowed two goals or less in 22 of his 28 appearances this season, helping the Penguins rank second in the league with a 2.46 goals-against average.
Jarry's three shutouts came in a five-game span between Nov. 18-26, which included back-to-back shutouts on Nov. 18 in Montreal (24 saves) and Nov. 20 in Toronto (26 saves). Jarry became the second goaltender in Penguins history to record back-to-back shutouts twice with Pittsburgh, joining Marc-Andre Fleury. Jarry's three shutouts on the season tie his career-high total set in 2019-20.
During Pittsburgh's recent NHL-high 10-game win streak, Jarry won a career-high seven-consecutive games from Dec. 4-Jan. 6, recording a 1.70 goals-against average and .930 save percentage during that span.
Guentzel, 27, is Pittsburgh's team leader in goals (18), points (35) and game-winning goals (tied, 3). The forward currently has points in 18-straight appearances (15G-12A-27PTS), which included an official 13-game point streak (12G-7A-19PTS) from Nov. 13-Dec. 6 prior to missing four games due to injury. Guentzel's 13-game point streak is the longest by any NHL player this season, and is a career-long stretch for him.
Guentzel's 18-consecutive appearances with a point is the longest such stretch in the NHL since Nikita Kucherov had points in 19-consecutive games in 2019-20. In Penguins history, only Mario Lemieux (3 times) and Sidney Crosby (2 times) have recorded points in more consecutive games than Guentzel's 18.
Guentzel has done the bulk of his damage on the road, recording a point in each of his 15 games on the road this season. Only four players in NHL history have gone more consecutive road games with a point than Guentzel's 15, including Wayne Gretzky (3 times; 35 GP, 22 GP & 16 GP), Lemieux (17 GP), Paul Coffey (16 GP) and Bernie Nichols (16 GP). His 14 goals on the road this season are the third-most in the NHL, while his 0.93 goals-per-game average leads the league.
If selected by fan vote, this will mark Guentzel's second career All-Star Game selection after being named to the Game in 2020 but missed due to injury.