Breaking: Jarry in, Murray out

Coach Sullivan names his starter for tonight’s game against the Flyers. Good move?

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With just three wins in their past 10 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will turn to rookie backup Tristan Jarry in goal tonight as they look to break a two-game losing skid against the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan named Jarry as his starter after the team’s gameday skate at Wells Fargo Center this morning.  

Sullivan went on to explain that with Jarry in goal, it’ll give starter Matt Murray a chance to rest and “reset his mindset”. Interesting choice of words from the Pens bench boss…

The Flyers are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and have been playing some strong hockey as of late. If the Penguins are going to turn things around, it’ll have to start with a strong showing in Philadelphia tonight. To his credit, the 22-year-old Jarry has played well this season, going 5-3-2 in 12 starts while compiling a 2.40 GAA and .921 save percentage.