Penguins goalie prospect Tristan Jarry scores goal in AHL game

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry talks with his teammates during the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic skills competition. (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Sound the alarms! We’ve got a goalie goal!

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie prospect Tristan Jarry scored an empty-netter for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during a Wednesday matinee against the Springfield Thunderbirds.

It was the first goal courtesy of a netminder in the team’s history. The Penguins won the game 5-1.

Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic scored for the Charlotte Checkers during the 2017-18 season but goalie goals are extremely rare in the AHL. In fact, Jarry’s marked just the 14th time in league history that a goaltender has been credited with a goal.

There hasn’t been a goalie goal in the NHL since early in the 2013-14 season when Mike Smith, then of the Phoenix Coyotes, scored against the Detroit Red Wings.

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