Entering Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night, his 114th game in the NHL (regular season and playoffs) he had scored just a single goal. That came back on December 15, 2014. His goal drought included all 79 regular season games this year and the first 20 games of the playoffs.
On Sunday, he finally found the back of the net, and he did it with less than two seconds to spare in the first period.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.https://t.co/urRNWW5Xr4— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 23, 2016
That play all started deep in the Penguins end of the ice with less than 10 seconds to play in the period. Bryan Rust made a lot of it happen by using his speed to get around Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman and take the puck to the net, giving Dumoulin an opportunity to follow up the play for the rebound and get the puck behind Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy with just 1.7 seconds to play in the period.
There was some thought that the Lightning might decide to challenge the goal because of the contact between Rust and Vasilevskiy, but coach Jon Cooper decided not to use his challenge.