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Penguins fall to Canadiens despite Tristan Jarry's record-setting night

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PITTSBURGH -- Tristan Jarry on his climb to the top of the Penguins record book passed a who's who of goalies that included Tom Barrasso, Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray.

But despite Jarry establishing the longest shutout streak in team history Tuesday, the Penguins lost, 4-1, to the Montreal Canadiens at PPG Paints Arena.

Jarry faced just five shots in the first period. The Canadiens tested him early in the second. He kicked out his right pad to rob Nick Cousins after Cousins got behind Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel. Moments later, Jarry punched out with his blocker a shot by Phillip Danault after another defensive breakdown.

When the clock on the Jumbotron ticked down to 8:16 in the second period, his shutout streak surpassed the previous record set by Tomas Vokoun, who late in the 2012-13 season went 173 minutes, six seconds without allowing a goal.

Unfortunately for Jarry and the Penguins, his streak didn't last much longer.

With Evgeni Malkin in the penalty box, Brandon Tanev tried to carry the puck out of the defensive zone but got his pocket picked. That led to a 2-on-0 down low. Tomas Tatar's shot from 16 feet out wobbled over Jarry's blocker and under the crossbar. The power-play goal pulled the Canadiens back even at 1-1.

 

Officially, Jarry tops the team record book at 177 minutes, 15 seconds.

His next shutout streak would only last for three minutes, 53 seconds.

Joel Armia chipped the puck off the glass and out of the Canadiens' zone. Kris Letang couldn't settle it with his stick blade and got caught flat-footed. Armia, with Letang on his back, skated in on Jarry and beat him upstairs to make it 2-1.

With 15 seconds left in the period, Shea Weber got Jarry to drop to his knees before swooping around the Penguins' goal to score on a backhand wraparound.

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