Penguins get off to fast start in triumph over Kings

Penguins get off to fast start in triumph over Kings

Jeff Petry had a goal and two assists Thursday as the Pittsburgh Penguins smacked the visiting Los Angeles Kings 6-1.Jan Rutta, Jake Guentzel, Rickard Rakell, Jeff Carter and Ryan Poehling also scored for the Penguins, who are 3-0 at home.The win was Mike Sullivan’s 300th as Pittsburgh coach.Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped 39 of 40 shots.Carl Grundstrom scored for the Kings, who had been 3-0 on the road.Los Angeles goaltender Cal Petersen allowed three goals on nine shots in the first, then was replaced by Jonathan Quick, who made 22 saves.Guentzel left in the third after being hit by a shot in the right ear.On their first shot, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead on Rutta’s first goal as a Penguins player. From the right point, his shot wove its way through traffic and under Petersen’s pads at 4:04.Guentzel made it 2-0 at 14:35 of the first. Kris Letang carried the puck deep, then passed it out front to Guentzel with Petersen caught sprawling outside the crease.

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