David Pastrnak's hat trick was critical for Bruins win over Jets. Jets @ Bruins was a close and entertaining game until the end. Fans got what they came for! Lot's of chances, memorable goal and action until the last second!
David Pastrnak is an incredible talent and his 7th NHL season saved Bruins vs Jets on January 9th is no doubt just a cherry on top of today's game.
Pastrnak still only 23 has already scored 35 goals and landed 30 assists in 44 games in NHL 19/20 season. He is one of the most important players for the Bruins who greatly contributed to Bruins sitting at the top of the Atlantic Division with 63 points.
How it Happened - Jets @ Bruins
Fans had very high expectations from Jets @ Bruins game and boy did it deliver!
Kyle Connor opened the score in the 8th minute of the 1st period giving Jets 1 goal lead. Winnipeg Jets enjoyed their lead till the 17th minute.
David Pastrnak patiently and quietly waited on the blue line for Nordstrom to swirl from behind the goal. Waiting to be at the right spot at the right moment is what makes Pastrnak so deadly and so hard to defend.
Pastrnak waited for Jets players to dedicate their attention to the action happening behind the goal while Pastrnak cruised through the middle and scored a one-timer not giving any chance to Laurent Brossoit to stop the shot 1-1. Great start for Pastrnak's memorable evening.
Andrew Copp put Jets ahead of Boston for the 2nd time in the 26th minute of the game with a slap shot powerplay goal.
There was very little Jaroslav Halak could do to stop his bullet 2-1 for the visitors. Jets 2nd goal of the game added more oil to fire in Jets @ Bruins match.
David Pastrnak saved the day one more time! Inspired by Copp's slap shot he took advantage of Brossoit's blocked view in the 2nd-period powerplay. His slap shot rattled the pikes. No way Brossoit could stop Pastrnak's perfect shot!
Jake Debrusk and Neal Pionk each added one goal for their teams in the 2nd period of the game ending the period with a tie score 3-3.
Mark Scheifele 46th minute goal put Jets ahead for the 3rd time but David Pastrnak struck again in 51st minute. Pastrnak was waiting in front of Brossoit for his Bruins teammate to trump him but it turned out that lack of defensive play and cheeky pass from Pastrnak's Czech compatriot Krejci sealed his hat trick and making the game 4-4.
The eventful evening was not over just yet. Boston clearly motivated by Pastrnak's dedication and hard work didn't want to lose a home game with 3 super comebacks.
It took Bruins only 33 seconds before they scored their 5th goal of the night that turned out to be the winning goal of this incredible hockey evening in Boston.