Every episode of The David Pastrnak Show provides the viewer with something new and something a bit different, but it’ll always be exciting. Unless you’re a Montreal Canadiens fan, tonight’s edition was quite a treat.
Pastrnak has established himself as the best scorer in the league - in the non-McDavid category, anyways - and put on an absolute clinic against the Canadiens on the road Tuesday, notching a hat trick in 29 minutes.
First, we start with a routine play from Pastrnak’s catalog. Boston’s vaunted power play opened the scoring on a Jake DeBrusk goal earlier in the first period, before Pastrnak got his turn. Charlie Coyle found a wide-open Pastrnak at the bottom of the faceoff circle, who wired a one-timer past a helpless Carey Price.
The show continued right as puck dropped for the second period. Pastrnak has earned the reputation as a dangerous scorer but unfortunately for the Canadiens Shea Weber completely backs off him, allowing the 23-year-old to wire a wrist shot past Price blocker-side, extending the Bruins’ lead to 4-1 eight seconds into the frame.
Finally, Pastrnak proved he doesn’t have to turn every play into a highlight-reel opportunity, simply deflecting a shot from Brandon Carlo into the cage to complete his hatrick, as Boston took a 6-1 lead.
To witness, Pastrnak did this all in just 29 minutes, and is up to 23 goals on the year. Scoring a hat trick against one of your team’s historic and current divisional rivals just makes Pastrnak’s accomplishment all the more sweeter.
We’ll keep you posted if “Pasta” continues to light the lamp tonight. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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