PITTSBURGH — Jason Zucker wore a pair of Jake Guentzel's gloves when he made his Penguins debut Tuesday night.
That worked out so well that Zucker apparently decided to borrow Guentzel’s hands for Game No. 2.
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It's not just that Zucker scored two goals in the 4-1 victory against the Canadiens at PPG Paints Arena Friday night; it's that both required the kind of deft touch that allowed Guentzel to pile up 20 of them in 39 games before he had to have his right shoulder surgically repaired.
The first came when he one-timed a cross-ice feed from Sidney Crosby and the second after Zucker drove to the net, got inside position on defenseman Brett Kulak and chipped a Marcus Pettersson feed past Montreal goalie Carey Price.
“He was flying,” Crosby said of Zucker. “He created a lot and got a couple of good goals for us.”
It was the first multiple-goal game of the season for Zucker, who had not scored in his previous six games.
No surprise, then, that Zucker characterized his evening as “a fun night.”
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