Marc-Andre Fleury’s classy move following Penguins goalie Jarry’s goal

Marc-Andre Fleury’s classy move following Penguins goalie Jarry’s goal

What a guy.



Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry scored into an empty net with just over a minute to go to seal his team’s 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. The goal was unassisted and came at the 18:52 mark of the third period and saw the entire Penguins’ bench celebrating the feat.

In addition to his goal, Jarry made 38 saves against the Lightning to reach an 8–8–1 record this year to go along with a .918 save percentage.

The goalie goal has been trending on social media ever since.

Former Penguins netminder and now goalie for the Minnesota Wild Marc-Andre Fleury was on the bench in his team’s 6-1 victory over the Nashville Predators and did not get to see Jarry’s tally live, but commented the goal on Friday morning. Flower has always dreamed of scoring into an empty net to get a tally on his stats sheet, however, he was extremely happy for Jarry to have succeeded in putting a puck at the back of the opposite net, calling the goal “awesome.”

“Good for him,” he said.

What a guy. Fleury hasn’t been in the Penguins’ organization for years but he still remains a class act and it feels like he will part of the team forever.

Jarry became just the 14th different goalie to score in league history. The Boston Bruins’ Linus Ullmark was the last goalie to score in the NHL, getting a goal last February during his Vezina Trophy campaign. In NHL history, Pekka Rinne, Mike Smith, Evgeni Nabokov, Jose Theodore, Martin Brodeur, Chris Osgood, and Ron Hextall have scored a goal by shooting the puck into an empty net. Hextall is the only netminder ever to put in two goals in this fashion.

I’d love to see Fleury get one before he hangs up the pads!

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