Jarry makes 36 saves, Penguins defeat Panthers in shootout


PITTSBURGH — Tristan Jarry made 36 saves in a 3-2 shootout win for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Florida Panthers at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday.

Jarry, who had allowed seven goals on 10 shots in three previous shootouts this season, surrendered one to Jonathan Huberdeau in the second round but made saves on Aleksander Barkov, Patric Hornqvist and Anton Lundell.

Bryan Rust and Jeff Carter scored in the final two rounds for Pittsburgh.

Teddy Blueger and Evan Rodrigues scored for the Penguins (5-3-4), who are 2-0-2 since center Sidney Crosby and coach Mike Sullivan entered NHL COVID-19 protocol. Assistant Todd Reirden has filled in for Sullivan.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for the Panthers (10-2-2), who have lost three games in the past four days.

Barkov scored on a snap shot from the slot to tie the game 2-2 at 2:30 of the third period.

Anthony Duclair seemed to give the Panthers the lead with a one-timer at 15:15, but the play was ruled offside following a successful Penguins challenge.

Florida was 0-for-4 on the power play, including one after Jake Guentzel was called for goaltender interference with 1:31 remaining in overtime.

Blueger put the Penguins ahead 1-0 at 13:37 of the first period. Kris Letang skated around Owen Tippett and set up Blueger for a one-timer with a backhand pass to the slot.

Frank Vatrano tied it 1-1 at 16:55 of the first after Anton Lundell found him on a 2-on-1 for a wrist shot.

Rodrigues gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead on a breakaway at 17:53 of the second period. He skated in alone toward Bobrovsky and took a snap shot from the slot before Florida defenseman Gustav Forsling could tip the puck away with a dive.

Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson returned after missing three games while in NHL COVID-19 protocol but left at 13:05 of the first period after taking a hit from Tippett.

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