The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins played in the Stanley Cup Final, Bryan Rust was 17 years old and playing in the USNTDP. He was still a year away from being drafted, and several years yet away from becoming a Penguins hero.
But now, his legend just grows. It took longtime Penguin Chris Kunitz passing to former Edmonton Oiler (started from the bottom, now we here) Justin Schultz - and then Rust simply capitalized on the rebound, scoring his first non-elimination game playoff goal.
Of course, after the way Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning went, it had to be Rust.
But his former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - and current Pittsburgh - teammate, Conor Sheary, didn't want to be left out. Sheary was 16 years old when the Penguins were last playing for the Stanley Cup, and playing in high school.
And so, just 1:02 after Rust's goal, he got on the board - courtesy of a mindblowing pass from Sidney Crosby.
Seriously, Crosby is the MVP on that goal. Sheary picked the corner, and from his reaction, it seems he wasn't even expecting it to go in - but then it did, and he, along with the rest of Pittsburgh, went nuts.