Penguins will start Tristan Jarry against Marc-Andre Fleury
The Penguins will conclude their three-game homestand at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights with backup Tristan Jarry in net.
Jarry is scheduled to start his second game of the season. His first came in a 7-2 road win against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. During that contest, he made 27 saves on 29 shots.
Top goaltender Matt Murray made 22 saves on 24 shots in a 4-2 home win against the Dallas Stars on Friday.
The Golden Knights will start a familiar face in net with Marc-Andre Fleury. The former Penguins goaltender has appeared in eight games this season and has a 5-2-0 record along with a 2.46 goals against average and .926 save percentage.
“It’s still weird every time I come back just to be on this side of the locker room,” Fleury told reporters after his team’s morning skate. “But it’s fun. I’ve so many good memories in this place.”
Selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2003 draft, Fleury has played the Penguins in three games since departing Pittsburgh via the 2017 expansion draft. In those contests, he has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.02 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
• The Penguins, less than 24 hours removed from Friday’s game, did not have a morning skate.
• The Penguins will wear their yellow third jerseys.
• The Golden Knights are pursuing their 100th regular season victory in franchise history. They currently have a 99-59-14 mark in 172 regular season contests.
• The Golden Knights, who have played the Penguins on four occasions, are one of two active NHL franchise the Penguins have never recorded a shutout against. The Minnesota Wild is the other.
• Vegas rookie defenseman Jake Bischoff is scheduled to make his NHL debut.
• Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves, a former Penguin, leads the NHL with 41 hits.
Seth Rorabaugh is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Seth by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .