Bryan Rust can’t really explain it.
Mike Sullivan called it “a good question.”
Why is it, exactly, that Rust almost always finds a way to score big goals in elimination games?â?¨
“As far as success in these games, I don’t know what’s going on,” Rust said Thursday. “Just trying to have fun with it and play hard.”
He added two more to his tally Thursday night in the Penguins’ 5-2 series-clinching win against Columbus. Rust now has seven career goals in nine potential postseason elimination games.
In 112 career regular-season games, Rust averages 0.18 goals per game. In 28 career playoff games, that number creeps up to 0.36 goals per game.
In games where one team could be going home at the end of the night? It’s 0.78.
“He’s one of those guys,” Sullivan said. “High-stakes players. Players that play their best when the games are most important. Rusty has shown …
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