Guentzel scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Monday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Guentzel set up center Sidney Crosby for the opening tally early in the first period, and then supplied the empty-netter to seal the Penguins' series-tying win. After losing the last two-plus months of the regular season to a shoulder injury, Guentzel has picked up a goal and two helpers in the first two games of the playoffs. He's a premium option in DFS while firmly attached on Crosby's line.
Guentzel (shoulder) was a full participant in Monday's training camp session.
Guentzel was expected to miss the remainder of the season when he suffered a shoulder injury in late December. The winger figures to jump right back onto the top line alongside Sidney Crosby and will look to add to his already impressive postseason numbers (43 points in 41 contests).
Guentzel (shoulder) will join his teammates on the ice as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play. According to coach Mike Sullivan, "Jake is participating in the informal skates this week with other players. His progress is as anticipated and we're very encouraged where he's at," Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
The team has consistently indicated that Guentzel could be ready for the 24-team postseason and this latest step would seem to indicate everything remains on track. Once given the all-clear, the winger figures to jump back onto the top line with Sidney Crosby, which could reunite the 2017 "Sid and the Kids" line along with Conor Sheary.
Guentzel (shoulder) remains on track in his recovery and could be an option for the Penguins once (if) the season resumes. General manager Jim Rutherford told reporters, "I would expect that, knowing Jake Guentzel, he's going to be ready," Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Guentzel's timeline would have him available in late April to early May. If the league resumes play this season, the winger figures to slot back onto the No. 1 line which would feature Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker. In 41 postseason contests, the 25-year-old has racked up 24 goals and 19 helpers and would provide top-end fantasy value.
Guentzel underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss 4-6 months.
Guentzel scored his 20th goal of the season and 200th career point on the play before crashing awkwardly into the boards. The winger was named to his first NHL All-Star Game just hours before Monday's matchup with the Senators and will now be unable to play in the game. With Guentzel out of the lineup, there could be several players who get looks on the top line with Evgeni Malkin, including Dominik Kahun, Alex Galchenyuk or Patric Hornqvist. Given his lengthy absence, Guentzel will no doubt be placed on injured reserve shortly.
Guentzel (upper body) left Monday's game against Ottawa and is being evaluated, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan is hoping to have more information tomorrow but things don't look good for the Penguins' leading scorer. After his goal in the third period, Guentzel took a nasty, head-first spill into the boards but was able to skate off the ice under his own power. The 25-year-old winger has 20 goals and 43 points after his three-point performance Monday.
Guentzel scored a power-play goal on five shots and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Guentzel put an end to his two-game mini-slump with the lone goal for the Penguins. He's up to 18 goals, 37 points and 114 shots through 36 games. Guentzel will likely end 2019-20 with a similar line to his 40-goal, 76-point campaign from last year, which makes him universally valuable in fantasy.
Guentzel had three assists and one shot in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.
Guentzel drew the primary assist on both of Bryan Rust's goals in the second period, then assisted on Jack Johnson's third-period goal. The winger has been on a scoring tear, hitting the scoresheet in 12 of his last 14 games while logging six multi-point games in that stretch. The 25-year-old has 17 goals and 36 points in 33 games this season.
Guentzel scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
The hosts opened the scoring on Guentzel's lovely finish on a two-on-one, partial breakaway alongside Brandon Rust, but Pittsburgh allowed Montreal to score four unanswered goals and would see their 10-game home point streak end as a result. Guentzel, meanwhile, is in the midst of a career year and figures to wind up with 80-100 points in 2019-20, provided he stays healthy.
Guentzel scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-3 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Guentzel is proving that his 40-goal, 76-point campaign last season was no fluke. He's actually pushing along at a slightly better pace this season. You know what to do.
Guentzel notched a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Guentzel also led the Penguins with seven shots on goal while factoring in on both of their scores in the loss. He's cirremt;u on a seven-game point streak, with seven goals and six helpers over that span. The 25-year-old has 15 goals and 27 points in 26 games this season. It seems Guentzel has only gotten better since joining Evgeni Malkin's line while Sidney Crosby is recovering from surgery for a core muscle injury.
Guentzel scored a pair of goals and collected two assists, finishing Wednesday night's 8-6 win over Vancouver with four points.
Guentzel tallied a pair of points with the man advantage Wednesday and two more points at even strength, including the primary helper on Kris Letang's game-winning goal. With 11 points in his last six games, Guentzel will be looking to make it seven straight contests with at least a point when the Penguins battle the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Friday.
Guentzel scored the overtime winner in Monday's 3-2 win versus Calgary.
Guentzel's game-winning goal came at the 4:02 mark of the extra frame and was his third such goal this season. He's been on fire as of late, now with seven points -- three coming with the man advantage -- in his last five contests. For the season, Guentzel has 21 points in 24 games.
Guentzel scored a goal on four shots Friday in a 4-1 win over the Devils.
Guentzel beat MacKenzie Blackwood with a beautiful breakaway move, putting the Penguins ahead 2-1 with 7:33 left in the second period. It was Guentzel's third goal in the last four games, and he's totaled six points over that stretch. The 25-year-old has had to take on a greater scoring burden due to Sidney Crosby's injury and he's been up to the task so far.
Guentzel scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders.
He also chipped in four shots, three hits, and two blocked shots while getting stuck with a minus-1 rating. Guentzel is demonstrating his 76-point campaign last season wasn't just a product of skating with Sidney Crosby (groin), and the 25-year-old now has 10 goals and 18 points in 21 games.
Guentzel scored his eighth goal of the year and had four shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks.
Guentzel got the Penguins on the board with a one-timer late in the second period, igniting Pittsburgh's rally from a 2-0 deficit. The 25-year-old had come into the night without a point and with a minus-7 rating over his previous three games. That mini-skid notwithstanding, Guentzel is off to another productive start with 14 points in 17 games.
Guentzel scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 7-1 dismantling of the Flyers.
It was a team-leading seventh goal of the season for Guentzel, who banged home a rebound in front of the Flyers' net. The winger has registered a point in all but two of his 13 appearances this season and trails only captain Sidney Crosby (17) with 13 points on the year. Given his current pace, the 24-year-old Guentzel could put together a second straight 40-goal campaign and once again reach the 75-point threshold.
Guentzel scored a goal on five shots and had two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Guentzel received a touch-pass in the slot from Sidney Crosby and had nothing but net to shoot at, giving the Penguins a 2-1 lead in the final minute of the second period. The 25-year-old is following up last season's 40-goal campaign with another productive start in 2019-20, amassing six goals and 11 points through 11 games. He's only been held without a point twice all year.
Guentzel picked up two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
The 25-year-old showed off his soft passing touch in this one, setting up Teddy Blueger and Patric Hornqvist for relative tap-ins. Guentzel has only failed to hit the scoresheet in two of 10 games to begin the season, scoring five goals and 10 points in total.
Guentzel was held without a point in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Vegas.
It was a night to forget for most Penguins players, Guentzel included, as the hosts were outmatched and outplayed for the better part of 60 minutes. Guentzel did register a shot on goal, along with a block and hit, but he finished his night with an unsavory minus-2 rating. He also saw his point streak snapped at seven games.
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