Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak is one of the hottest players for the Black and Gold right now. He’s only the third Bruins player to score 30 goals in one season before turning 21.
Things are going pretty well for Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak. He became the second player on the team to hit the 30-goal mark on Wednesday. His empty net goal in the B’s 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames got him there.
Pastrnak is currently second among the Bruins in overall points (62). He’s second in goals, and third in assists and plus/minus. He’s tied for first among the B’s for power play points with 20. For game winning goals, he’s in second place with six.
David Pastrnak now has a 10-game point streak where he has put up 14 points (5 goals) for Boston. He’s put up eight points in the last five games. There are only nine players that are running a point-a-game season, and the 20-year old Pastrnak is hanging just outside that boundary with a .98 point/game season. He’s only the third player in Bruins history to have a 30 goal season before turning 21. (Patrice Bergeron, 31, 2005-06 and Barry Pederson, 44, 1981-82)
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Pretty elite company.
Now, let’s expand his numbers to the whole league. In the post lockout era, only four players have put up 30 goals/30 assists before turning 21. Sidney Crosby (who was just passed by Brad Marchand as the league’s leading scorer), Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, and now David Pastrnak.
Once again, very elite company.
Pastrnak was one of the key players for Boston as they broke the Calgary Flames 10-game win streak on Wednesday. The B’s are now riding a four-game streak of their own as they take on Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
“We knew that they play great hockey,” said Pastrnak about the Flames’ skill level. “For us, honestly we try to stick with our plan and focus on us and do the job, what we talked about, and it worked today. Obviously, it feels really good.”
He’s been having an outstanding season. When it comes to the NESN’s 7th Player Award this year, it will be a tight race between him and Marchand for the trophy. (Personally, I’m voting for Pastrnak. [But if I was allowed to, I’d vote for Bruce Cassidy.])