Penguins' Guentzel joins exclusive clubs
Jake Guentzel's second-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Washington Capitals in game four on Thursday saw him join an illustrious club.
This was his ninth goal of the postseason. He has 11 assists as well, giving him 20 points in the playoffs in only 10 games.
Only seven players have ever accomplished that feat in NHL history, according to NHL public relations.
Only Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier have accomplished the feat twice.
Jake Guentzel of the @penguins is the seventh different player in NHL history to record 20+ points within his team's first 10 games of a postseason. #NHLStats#WSHvsPIT#StanleyCuppic.twitter.com/UPQUnj9By3-- NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 4, 2018
With his 20 points this postseason, Guentzel now has 41 career playoff points in 35 games played. That is 1.17 points per game. Only five players have a better average in NHL history, according to the Athletic.
Guentzel now has 22 career goals in 35 postseason games played. He has just 22 career goals in 82 regular-season games, according to Sportsnet.