Jarry will get the starting nod at home against the Rangers on Friday, Pens Inside Scoop reports. Jarry was pulled against the Flyers on Jan. 15 and then watched as Casey DeSmith started two games versus the Capitals. In his two outings, the 25-year-old Jarry has posted a sub-par 7.61 GAA and .727 save percentage, so he'll need to bounce back in order to stave off DeSmith.
Jarry gave up three goals on six shots before being replaced by Casey DeSmith in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers. The Pens' season-opening trip to Philadelphia was an absolute disaster for the team and especially for Jarry, who got beaten nine times in only 70 minutes of ice time, although most of those goals were a team effort. It's not clear which netminder will be in the crease Sunday against the Capitals, but the defense will need to play better to give Jarry a chance to start repairing his ratios whenever he next gets the nod.
Jarry will get the starting nod against the Flyers on the road Friday. Jarry was shelled to the tune of six goals on 25 shots in the season opener versus Philadelphia. The Pens will clash with the Flyers again Friday, which will give the 25-year-old netminder a chance at redemption. Carter Hart will be at the other end of the ice.
Jarry stopped 19 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers. The first two pucks to get past the 25-year-old came on first-period power plays, but the game really got away from Jarry in the third, when Philly beat him three times in a seven-minute stretch. It's not the way he wanted to start his first full season as the Pens' No. 1 netminder, but Jarry could get a chance at redemption in a rematch Friday.
Jarry will be guarding the home crease for Wednesday's Opening Night matchup with the Flyers, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports. Jarry went 20-12-1 with a 2.43 GAA and three shutouts last season which earned him NHL All-Star honors. With Matt Murray shipped out in the offseason, the crease will belong to Jarry who figures to face minimal pressure from Casey DeSmtih for the starting job. If Pittsburgh is going to maintain its postseason streak, it will need Jarry to continue playing at an elite level this year.
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