Bryan Rust named NHL Third Star of the Week

Bryan Rust named NHL Third Star of the Week
Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending Feb.14 after producing three goals, two assists and five points in two games.

Over the course of the last week, Rust’s three goals were tied for the most in the NHL while his five points were tied for the third-most.

Rust’s first game of the week came in the Penguins’ win against the New York Islanders on Feb. 11, when he notched his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist.

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On Feb. 14 against the Washington Capitals, Rust tallied his first three-point game of the season with two goals and one assist. It was the first multi-goal effort by a Penguins player this season. In the win over the Capitals, Rust recorded his 100th career assist with a helper on Jake Guentzel’s game-winning goal in the second period.

Through the first 13 games of the season, Rust is tied for the team-lead in goals (5) and leads in assists (8) and points (13).

The Penguins continue their four-game homestand, tomorrow, Feb. 16 against the Capitals. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena.

Overtime 11 on the Ice (2/13/21)