Jake Guentzel has done it again.
The 22-year-old forward opened the scoring at the 2:46 mark of the first period in Game 3, beating Pekka Rinne through the legs after finding a loose puck in front of the Nashville net to conclude a great shift in the offensive zone for the Penguins.
That’s Guentzel’s 13th goal in his 22nd game in these playoffs. Quite a showing this postseason for the former third-round pick, after he had 16 goals in 40 regular season games.
He continues to inch closer to playoff history for an NHL rookie.
He is now one goal shy of tying Dino Ciccarelli’s record for goals scored by a rookie in a single postseason. He’s also two points shy of breaking Ciccarelli’s record for most points (21) in a playoff.