Pittsburgh Penguins Win Most Impressive Game Of The Season


Pittsburgh Penguins Win

Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins had their most impressive win, defeating the scorching-hot Colorado Avalanche. Dating back to last season, the Avalanche have won an NHL record 15 straight road games. 1,472 days ago, the Penguins ended the Avalanche’s undefeated start, and they do it again this season.

The 4-0 shutout Penguins win propelled the Penguins over the Washington Capitals to now be second-to-last in the Metropolitan Division. It is still very early in the season, as ten games have not even been played yet, so no need to worry.

Tristan Jarry Back To The One Penguins Fans Love

After some rough games this season, Tristan Jarry looks like the solid goalie Penguins fans have hoped for and saw him to be. Every now and again, Jarry has all the confidence in the world and looks unstoppable. The win over the Avalanche was one of those games, as he had a 31-save shutout with four or five spectacular saves. Jarry is currently tied for first in the league with Jonas Johansson with two shutouts.

Evgeni Malkin-Reilly Smith Beautiful Connection

Ever since the Penguins traded for Reilly Smith, he has been a great addition and gelling well with Evgeni Malkin on the second line. Smith had two goals in the win on Thursday night and has four goals and two assists in seven games. He is also a +3 in +/- as he has a solid two-way game.

Bottom Six Contribution!!!

After seven games, for the second time this season, the Penguins’ bottom-six was able to score a goal. This time it came from new addition Lars Eller, who scored his first goal of the season and had his best game as a Penguin. It was assisted by Radim Zohorna for his second point of the season in just his third game. Ever since Zohorna was called up, the third line has looked a lot better.

Head Coach Mike Sullivan Approval

Head coach Mike Sullivan was tremendously proud of his team and had lots of positive things to say in the press conference. He mentioned, “This might have been one of the best games we played all year from a structure standpoint.” It easily was one of the best complete games they played all season, either that game or the other shutout win against the Capitals. However, the Avalanche are a much better team than the Capitals, so this was the better game. Also, he mentioned, Drew O’Connor may have played the best game of his NHL career.

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