Rodrigues scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-1 win over Toronto. He also had five shots and three hits. Rodrigues continued his strong start, assisting on Marcus Pettersson's goal in the second period before rounding out the scoring with a power-play snipe early in the third. Rodrigues has reached the scoresheet in four of the first five games to start the year, compiling three goals and a pair of helpers.
Rodrigues scored a goal on seven shots on net in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers. The 28-year-old forward also had a chance to send the Pens home with their second win on a breakaway in overtime but was stopped by Sergei Bobrovsky. So far so good for Rodrigues, as he's found twine in each of Pittsburgh's two contests this season.
Rodrigues tallied an empty-net goal on three shots and added a pair of hits Tuesday in a 6-2 victory over the Lightning. He also won seven of 11 faceoffs (63.6 percent). Rodrigues buried an empty-netter from his own zone, giving the Penguins a 5-2 cushion with 2:25 left in the third period. Rodrigues centered Pittsburgh's second line between Jason Zucker and Kasperi Kapanen, providing just under 17 minutes of ice time and solid work in the faceoff circle.
Rodrigues signed a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday to remain with the Penguins, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. In two stints with the Penguins, Rodrigues has struggled to cement his spot in the lineup but the team has seen both Jared McCann and Brandon Tanev end up in Seattle in the Expansion Draft. Even if he plays a full schedule and doesn't spend time as a healthy scratch, the 28-year-old's ceiling is likely in the 30-point range.
Rodrigues (ankle) collected an assist and had one hit Sunday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1. Rodrigues, sidelined since April 29, suited up on Pittsburgh's third line with Frederick Gaudreau and Jason Zucker and picked up the lone helper on Gaudreau's first-period goal. The 27-year-old Rodrigues appeared in 35 games during the regular season, providing seven goals and seven assists.
Last 7 Games
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