Jake Guentzel has taken the NHL by storm.
The former UNO star turned Pittsburgh Penguin has broken out during his first go-round in the postseason.
The rookie scored his 13th goal of the playoffs Saturday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators.
That has him currently atop the NHL leaderboard for postseason goals in 2017. He'd be the first rookie to claim that honor since the NHL took control of the Cup in 1926.
Saturday's goal not only gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the first period, but also moved him one away from tying the all-time postseason record by a rookie, which was set in 1981.
Guentzel's 13 playoff goals top the NHL leaderboard. No rookie has led the playoffs outright since the NHL took control of the Cup in 1926. pic.twitter.com/DyKrc9ZVT4— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 4, 2017
Jake Guentzel’s goal was his 13th this postseason. He is one shy of the single-postseason rookie record (Dino Ciccarelli, 1981 North Stars).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 4, 2017