Jake Guentzel records a hat trick and adds an assist as the Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1
The Penguins mix up the lines a little and sit Sam Lafferty to get Drew OвЂ™Connor back into a game.
A fairly quiet first period. Pittsburgh plays pretty well and gets the majority of the shots and chances, but no goals. The Pens get the gameвЂ™s first power play when Brock Boeser slashes Teddy Blueger. ItвЂ™s short-lived after Kris Letang takes a retaliation minor to even things out.No harm or foul though.
Early in the second, Jake Guentzel extends the NHLвЂ™s longest point streak to 12 games. ItвЂ™s a fortunate bounce as Brian DumoulinвЂ™s slap shot drive bounces right over to Guentzel who quickly throws the puck on net. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is tying Sidney Crosby up in front of the net, but the puck bounces off him and past goalie Thatcher Demko. 1-0 Penguins.
ALL THE GUENTZ-GOALS!In his last ten games against Vancouver, Guentzel has recorded ten goals and six assists.He has never been held off the scoresheet against them and has scored a goal in all but two games. pic.twitter.com/qg04SsxZKU
The Canucks get the first long power play of the game and while the PensвЂ™ league-best penalty kill does kill it off, Vancouver scores just after it expires. Ekman-Larsson shoots and Vasily Podkolzin gets a stick on it with some Tanner Pearson traffic in front the puck ramps up over Tristan JarryвЂ™s shoulder and flutters into the net.1-1 game.
JT Miller goes to the penalty box to give the Pens what ends up being their first long power play and though they get some looks, Top Site Info no goals. Pittsburgh gets another chance at a power play. No dice. Vancouver had a historically bad 64.5% PK coming into tonight.
ItвЂ™s another PensвЂ™ PP when Tyler Myers closes his hand on the puck. Then while hounding Letang on the forecheck, Tyler Motte goes for cross-checking, giving Pittsburgh a 90 second 5v3.Vancouver has no more Tylers left to get a penalty, Top Site Info so a Tucker has to suffice when Tucker Poolman clears the puck over the glass for just obscene 5v3 time.
Guentzel strikes again for his second goal of the game, and the second goal that again hits off Ekman-Larsson on the way to the net. 2-1 Pens now and they keep a 5v3 power play.
The more you know: Jake Guentzel has points in every single road game this season (11 GP, 10G-5A).His season-opening 11-game road point streak ties Evgeni Malkin (11 GP in 2008.09) for the longest such streak in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/3bYepe8gR7
Guentzel completes his hat trick, still on the 5v3 as the Pens have just worn out Demko and the Canucks. Another shot that goes off a Vancouver defender, Luke Schenn this time trying to block a shot, but only makes life worse on his goalie.If you adored this write-up and you would such as to receive additional facts regarding Top Site Info (Topsiteinfo.com) kindly see our own site.