PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mark Friedman’s first goal in 10 months at the start of the third period opened a draw and Bryan Rust’s 20th goal of the season provided a late stepping stone as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 on Friday night.
Friedman, a defender who has appeared in and out of the squad this season, fired a wrist shot to escape Laurent Brossoi’s 3:49 attempt to overtake Laurent Brossoi’s third goal for his first goal. him since May last year.
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Rust’s strength marker with just over 5 minutes left after the Penguins killed consecutive penalties sent the Golden Knights to their third straight loss.
Evan Rodrigues scored another goal into an empty net. Mike Matheson and Jeff Carter also scored for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry withstood a big Vegas push in the second period on his way to making 39 saves as Pittsburgh slipped to the idle New York Rangers and dropped to second place in the crowded Metropolitan Division.
Jake Eichel scored his fourth goal in less than a month since his Vegas debut. Alex Pietrangelo added his eighth goal of the season and Jonathan Marchessault added two more assists. Brossuit made 28 stops for Vegas.
The penguins are known to be late starters, especially at home, where they have taken the lead after first-time only once in their last 11 games at PPG Paints Arena.
Not this time. They jumped onto the Golden Knights in no time, rammed Vegas for the extended finale, and finally broke through when Matheson – fresh out of the bench injured with a cut to his upper body – grabbed a pretty good bandage from Crosby and fired one shot. out of Brossoi’s circle when it was only 1:04 in the first round.
Carter doubled the 2:36 advantage in the second. Brossoi denied Brock McGinn’s secession, but Carter ran in to begin his recovery after Brossoi lost track. Rookie Valtteri Puustinen, whose NHL debut after struggling Kasperi Kapanen was a healing scratch ahead of his 300th NHL game, received an extra assist.
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The deficit seems to have brought the Golden Knights to life. A night after being mercilessly booed in his first game in Buffalo since he traded in the west, second overall pick in the 2015 draft and former franchise savior commercial Sabers scored his fourth goal of the season when he grabbed a loose ball in front of him and shot it by Jarry less than 2 minutes after Carter scored.
Pietrangelo pulled Vegas even before the midway point of the match when three Penguins drifted to Marchessault on the rush, letting Pietrangelo skate by Crosby and run free in the slot. Marchessault passed a pretty tight pass to Pietrangelo, who easily beat Jarry.
The Golden Knights continued to attack the Penguins in waves, outpacing Pittsburgh 22-7 in the second phase. Only some of Jarry’s steady play will keep the Penguins in it.
Knights: Continue the trip on Sunday as they play in Columbus.
The Penguins: Meet Carolina top the Metropolitan Division for the third time in eight games when the Hurricanes visit on Sunday. Carolina won the first two encounters.
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