Mike Sullivan says that Tristan Jarry will start in goal when the Penguins go for their third straight win tonight against the NY Rangers at PPG Paints Arena.
Jarry was yanked 11-and-a-half minutes into the second game of the season in Philadelphia after the Pens had fallen behind, 3-0, the 9th goal he had allowed in a little over 71 minutes. Casey DeSmith gave the team a chance to win but the comeback fell short.
DeSmith started the next 2 games against Washington and after some spotty play early on he got better as both games progressed, pitching overtime shutouts and stopping all 4 Capitals skaters in a shootout as the Pens took 4 points.
Sullivan says he was happy with the work Jarry did with goaltenders coach Mike Buckley over the last few days so it’s Jarry’s net once again but he will be under some degree of pressure to perform. It will be interesting to see how much leeway he will get from the coach.
Once again, Sullivan declined to divulge his line-up and defensive pairings but rookie Pierre-Olivier Joseph, who came over from Arizona in the Kessel trade, is almost certain to make his NHL debut. Joseph was added to the roster as an emergency call-up from the taxi squad this morning.