Rust recorded a goal and an assist with six shots in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 5.
Rust drew a secondary assist on Evgeni Malkin's power-play goal midway through the first period, then he scored a go-ahead tally in the middle frame to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. The 29-year-old Rust has two goals and assist with 16 shots and four PIM in the series.
Rust scored a goal on four shots and had two PIM with two hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2.
Rust opened the scoring just 3:22 into the game, beating Semyon Varlamov with a rather harmless looking wrist shot from above the right faceoff circle. It was the first point of the series for Rust, who snapped his brief five-game goal drought. The 29-year-old enjoyed a terrific regular season, logging 22 goals and 20 assists in 56 contests.
Rust notched an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Rust set up Sidney Crosby's second goal of the game in the third period. The 28-year-old Rust has thrived in a top-line role with eight goals and six helpers in his last 14 games. For the year, the Michigan native has 42 points (22 tallies, 20 helpers), 154 shots on net and a plus-8 rating.
Rust scored twice Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the Capitals.
He gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead when he opportunistically grabbed the puck after the Capitals' defender fell and wired a wrister past Ilya Samsonov on a breakaway. Rust broke in again early in the second after out-hustling two Caps, faked left, went right and slipped the disc into the net. Rust has 22 goals this season and 100 on his career.
Rust scored his 20th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Devils.
His third-period tally gave the Pens a 3-0 lead and held up as the game-winner. Rust has found the back of the net in three straight games and four of the last five to reach the 20-goal plateau for the second straight season, and given his spot alongside Sidney Crosby both on the power play and at even strength, there's no reason to expect Rust to slump down the stretch.
Rust had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Devils.
Rust helped set up Sidney Crosby's goal in the opening minute, and the center returned the favor on Rust's goal in the second period. Six of Rust's 19 goals and 12 of his 38 points this season have come in seven meetings with the Devils. He'll face them for the eighth and final time Saturday, so look for Rust to make the most of that opportunity.
Rust had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-6 win over New Jersey.
Rust continued his tremendous play against New Jersey, as he now has five goals and five assists in six games against the Devils this season. With 18 goals in 46 games overall, Rust's on pace to reach the 20-goal mark for the second time in his career, having done so for the first time last season with 27 goals in 55 appearances.
Rust scored a power-play goal that held up as the game-winner in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Sabres.
The GWG was his fourth of the season, tying the career high he reached in each of the last two campaigns. In addition to the timely tallies, Rust is up to 17 goals and 34 points through 44 games as he pushes for his second straight 20-goal season.
Rust was credited with two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils after a scoring change.
Rust was originally credited with the Penguins' third goal, but that was changed to Jake Guentzel after the game. Rust remains at 33 points through 42 games this season while often working in a top-six role and on the first power-play unit.
Rust scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Rust's second-period tally ultimately stood as the game-winner, and he set up a Jake Guentzel insurance tally on the power play in the third. The 28-year-old Rust is up to 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists), 121 shots on net, 44 hits and a plus-9 rating through 42 contests. Ten of his points have come with the man advantage.
Rust scored two goals, one on the power play, and added a power-play assist in Friday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
The 28-year-old didn't stop there, adding four hits, two shots on net, one blocked shot and a plus-1 rating to his ledger. Rust hadn't picked up a point in his prior five games, but on the season he still boasts 16 goals and 31 points through 41 contests.
Rust scored three goals on five shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
Rust scored his first of three 6:18 into the second period while on a man advantage, burying a wrister from the slot to make it 4-0. He added his second tally 2:03 later on a rebound in front, then completed his fourth career hat trick with an empty-netter in the final minute of the third. Rust extended his point streak to six games (five goals, three assists) and now has 28 points in 35 contests overall.
Rust scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Devils.
The Pens' top line took control of the contest down the stretch, as Rust, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel teamed up for the final two goals of the afternoon. Rust hadn't had a multi-point performance since March 2, but on the season he's still produced 11 goals and 23 points through 31 games.
Rust had a goal and an assist with three shots in a 5-2 win over the Flyers on Monday.
Rust collected both of his points during a span of 2:04 midway through the second period. He set up Kasperi Kapanen's power-play tally to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead -- snapping his five-game point drought in the process -- before potting a goal of his own to extend the lead to 3-1. The 28-year-old has contributed seven goals and 10 assists through 21 games in 2020-21.
Rust scored an empty-net goal and added an assist Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Islanders. He also had four hits and was plus-2.
Rust assisted on a Jason Zucker goal midway through the third period, then he received a generous pass from Zucker on a 2-on-0 rush later in the stanza for the empty-netter. It was Rust's third multi-point showing in this last four games, and he's racked up four-plus shots in each of his last five. After leading the Penguins in goals (27) a season ago, the 28-year-old is enjoying his second straight point-per-game campaign with six goals and nine assist through 15 games.
Rust scored twice, including a power-play goal, and added an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over Washington. He also led the team with six shots on goal.
Rust got the Penguins on the board midway through the first period, then he staked them to a 3-2 lead with his power-play tally 6:44 into the middle frame. Four minutes later, he set up linemate Jake Guentzel for the game-winning goal. Rust is on quite a run as of late, having racked up 20 shots over his last three games, accumulating three goals and three assists in that time. He'll look to keep things going in Tuesday's rematch with the Capitals.
Rust recorded a goal, an assist and a game-high six shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders.
Rust tied the score at one apiece in the first period, then picked up a helper on Malkin's game-tying goal with 18 seconds left in the third. The top-six winger has made fantasy managers happy with a shoot-first approach against the Islanders over the past two games, putting 14 pucks on net.
Rust skated to a plus-2 rating to complement an assist and eight shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.
While Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin often steal the show for the Pens, it's important to keep close tabs on Rust. He holds a top-line role and ranks 19th in the entire league in shots with 39 through 11 games. Better yet, Rust has only missed the scoresheet in three contests this season.
Rust scored his first goal of the season on a career-high 11 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.
The 28-year-old extended his point streak to four games with a tally midway through the first period, and then spent the rest of the night firing rubber at Igor Shesterkin without any further success. Rust had a career year in 2019-20, but the early results this season suggest his 27-goal, 56-point campaign was no fluke.
Rust produced a power-play assist and went minus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3.
Rust got on the scoresheet for the third time in the series with his helper on Jason Zucker's first-period tally. With a goal and two helpers in three contests, Rust is showing his regular season numbers -- 27 goals and 29 helpers in 56 games -- weren't a fluke. The 28-year-old winger could make for a solid DFS option Friday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/26||@ NYI||L 3-5||0||0||0||-3||19:48|
|05/24||vs NYI||L 2-3 (2 OT)||1||1||2||0||23:26|
|05/22||@ NYI||L 1-4||0||0||0||-1||14:47|
|05/20||@ NYI||W 5-4||0||0||0||0||15:48|
|05/18||vs NYI||W 2-1||1||0||1||+1||19:22|
|05/16||vs NYI||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||0||26:04|
|05/08||vs BUF||W 1-0||0||0||0||0||20:05|
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