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Tristan Jarry Named the NHL's Second Star for December

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Tristan Jarry helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 10-2-0 record in December, the best record in the league during the calendar month. For his efforts, Jarry was rewarded by being named the NHL's Second Star for December

In a month where the Penguins led the league in wins (10), win percentage (.833), goal differential (+16) and allowed the fewest goals overall (26), Jarry was downright dominant. He appeared in nine games, going 8-1-0 with a 1.54 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage and three shutouts. Jarry's eight wins, 1.54 goals-against average and three shutouts ranked first among all NHL netminders in December, while his .947 save percentage was second-best (minimum five starts).

The 24-year old's three shutouts this month all came within a four-game span from December 4-12. He recorded back-to-back shutouts on Dec. 4 against St. Louis (28 saves) and Dec. 6 versus Arizona (33 saves), and he set the franchise shutout streak record at 177:15 minutes (Nov. 29-Dec. 10). His third shutout came on Dec. 12 versus Columbus, when he became just the second goaltender in Penguins history to record three shutouts in four appearances (Marc-Andre Fleury; Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2014).

Jarry is currently riding a career-long six-game win streak, which began on the Dec. 12 game against Columbus. During his streak, Jarry is 6-0-0, with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage. He has allowed two or fewer goals in five of the six games. 

Overall on the season, Jarry 13-5-0 and leads the league in all major goaltending categories with a 1.87 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and three shutouts. He is one win shy of tying his career high of 14, set in 2017-18.

Tonight, the Penguins conclude a three-game homestand with a visit from the San Jose Sharks on 1980s Theme Night at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM, as Pittsburgh looks to push its win streak to four games. 

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