This does not happen that often. So take the time to look at this, especially if you are a Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
On Wednesday afternoon, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry became the first goalie in franchise history, and only the 14th goalie in American Hockey League history, to score a goal.
The netminder achieved what is almost impossible, and certainly very rare, late in the third period of the Penguins’ 5-1 win over the Springfield Falcons.
Take a look at how it happened, in the video here below:
Jarry was selected by the Penguins in the second-round, 44th overall during the 2013 NHL draft, but has spent most of the past four seasons playing in the AHL. He has also taken part in 27 NHL games during that time, almost all of them coming a season ago. He lost out on the backup job behind Matt Murray in Pittsburgh to Casey DeSmith this preseason, as DeSmith has been getting some of the starts since Murray has struggled this season, and also suffered a concussion earlier in the regular calendar.
Jarry’s goal is the first by a goalie in the AHL since Charlotte Checkers goalie Alex Nedeljkovic scored one in March of this past season.
There have been 11 different goalies to score a goal in an NHL game, the most recent of which was scored by Mike Smith during the 2013-14 season, who was then a member of the Arizona Coyotes. Martin Brodeur (three) and Ron Hextall (two) are the only ones to have scored more than one.