Guentzel reached the 40-goal mark for the second time in his six-year NHL career this season. In addition to tying his career-high goal mark, Guentzel set new personal pests in assists (44), points (84), shots (264) and power-play points (22). The Minnesota native is one of the few top talents on the team that isn't entering a contract year along with Sidney Crosby, so look for the duo to continue to feature together on the Penguins' top line.
Guentzel scored a power-play goal on five shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 7. Guentzel made a dazzling play, kicking the puck up in the air and batting it in with his stick just below the crossbar for the Penguins' second tally. The 27-year-old winger was at his best in the playoffs with eight tallies, two assists, 39 shots on net and a plus-1 rating in seven contests, but the Penguins' season ended with Sunday's loss. The winger is essentially a lock to return to a top-line role in 2022-23 after a 40-goal, 84-point effort in 76 regular-season outings this year.
Guentzel posted an assist and four shots on goal in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6. Guentzel has yet to be kept off the scoresheet in the playoffs, but his goal streak came to an end at five games. Through six contests, he has seven tallies, two assists, 34 shots on net and a plus-1 rating. With his regular linemate Sidney Crosby (upper body) out, Guentzel will be asked to carry more of the load on offense as the Penguins play to extend their series in Sunday's Game 7.
Guentzel scored a pair of goals on six shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers. Guentzel banked a shot off Igor Shesterkin's skate to open the scoring in the first period before adding another tally late in the second. It's been quite a series for the 27-year-old winger with seven goals through the first five games.
Guentzel recorded a goal and an assist in Monday's 7-2 win over the Rangers. Guentzel assisted on Sidney Crosby's power-play tally in the first period before scoring in the second. The 27-year-old forward has scored in every game so far in the series, leading the Penguins with five goals and an assist. Guentzel has 31 goals and 23 assists through 55 career playoff contests.
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