Playoff Performer of the Night | David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak sure did a lot of damage with 15:46 of ice time – including an NHL record and his first postseason hat trick.
David Pastrnak sure did a lot of damage with 15:46 of ice time.
In a 7-3 victory for the Boston Bruins in their Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, the winger exploded for six points (3-3–6) to make NHL history as the youngest player to do so in a Stanley Cup Playoffs game.
Circling back to David Pastrnak...— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 15, 2018
He's now the youngest player in NHL history to score 6 points in a playoff game (21 years, 324 days). Entering today, Wayne Gretzky (22 years, 81 days) was youngest. pic.twitter.com/sh1B6AR0hA
With a hat trick of goals and assists, Pastrnak also matched the NHL record for most points by a player in the opening two games – a mark set with nine points by former Boston Bruin Phil Esposito in a series (also against Toronto) in 1969.
The hat trick was also Pastrnak's first of his NHL playoff career. Take a look at the video below to see the Czech's dazzling highlight reel from the night.
The series moves to Toronto for Game 3 Monday where the Maple Leafs will try to use home ice to their advantage at 7 pm ET.