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Tristan Jarry Needs To Be Better

from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins did what good teammates do after their 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday. They lined up, one by one, on a Zoom call and had Tristan Jarry’s back. The rest of us can point the finger at Jarry as the primary reason for the painful defeat. They did not....

Jarry was the biggest question for the Penguins coming into this first-round series because of his lack of postseason experience with just one playoff start.

That question seems even more troubling after Jarry’s performance Sunday....

But three of the four goals that Jarry allowed were questionable at best. That is not good enough to win a playoff game. It’s not even close to being good enough.

Palmieri turned the corner on Marcus Pettersson and was able to score high on Jarry early in the game when Jarry was deep in his crease. Pageau beat him over his shoulder to tie the game, 2-2, early in the third period on a shot he saw all the way. Palmieri beat him over his left shoulder on the short side to win the game at 16:30 of overtime.

It was a stunning, hurtful ending for Jarry, who had been 8-1-0 against the Islanders, including 6-0-0 at home with a .930 save percentage.

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Jarry looked passive and perhaps nervous. Not good body language at all.
Who wouldn’t be. But he’s a big goalie and it was weird to see
pucks go over him repeatedly. His glove looked similarly passive - slow to
react. When a shooter is using your player as a partial screen you’ve got to
put up a wall behind them. You can have holes it’s too late to close when you
finally see the puck.

It was particularly harsh after having seen Fleury’s glove vacuum everything.
And Talbot aggressive but under control.

Posted by lefty.30 on 05/17/21 at 01:51 PM ET

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