With the Penguins’ 2021-22 season coming to a quick ending in the first round of the playoffs, the Tribune-Review will offer Penguins A to Z, a player-by-player look at all 54 individuals signed to an NHL contract — including those whose deals do not begin until the 2022-23 season — with the organization, from mid-level prospect Niclas Almari to top-six winger Jason Zucker.
It’s not likely to last for long. Evander Kane, David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly and Leon Draisaitl all sit at seven total playoff goals heading into Sunday. All three could hit eight before their second-round series are over. But as of May 22, one week after the Penguins were...
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.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel showed off his incredible hand-eye coordination on Sunday night with a goal in the second period of Game 7 against the New York Rangers. Bryan Rust got the puck to the right of Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin and passed it to Guentzel streaking down the...
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 will look to lead Pittsburgh's offense again Friday as they try to close out the series in Game 6.
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.
Guentzel scored an empty-net goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rangers in Game 3. Guentzel is up to four goals in three playoff contests after giving the Penguins some insurance in this contest. He was kept rather quiet after posting eight and six shots in Games 1 and 2 of the series. The winger will continue to get plenty of good looks in a top-line role, so he remains a strong fantasy option for the length of the Penguins' playoff run.
Guentzel scored two goals on eight shots in Tuesday's 4-3 triple-overtime Game 1 win over the Rangers. Guentzel singlehandedly erased a 2-0 deficit in the second period, converting all alone in front and later scoring on a 2-on-2 rush. His gaudy shot total can be attributed to the length of the game, as seven different Penguins finished with at least six shots on goal.
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With only two games this week the Pittsburgh Penguins did not get much of a chance to fix some of their recent problems, but they did get some much-needed time off. That produced a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night that saw winger Jake Guentzel hit the 40-goal mark for the second time in his career and Casey DeSmith playing the best game of his career.
Jake Guentzel had a hat trick to reach 40 goals and goaltender Casey DeSmith stopped all 52 shots he faced Thursday to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-0 win over the visiting Boston Bruins. It was DeSmith’s ninth career shutout, his third of the season and his first against...
Guentzel delivered a hat trick in a 4-0 win over the Bruins on Thursday. It was a huge night for Guentzel. He hit the 80-point mark (81) for the first time in his career and he now has 40 snipes, which ties his career best set in 2018-19. Guentzel has seven goals over his last four games and there should be no question about his star quality.