David Pastrnak’s Breakout Season

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Updated: October 24, 2019
Boston Bruins David Pastrnak

The Boston Bruins currently have the league leading scorer on their team – David Pastrnak’s 10 goals in 9 games puts the winger 1 ahead of the Edmonton Oilers’ James Neal for the league lead.

Even given Pastrnak’s previous success, this is being seen as potentially the true breakout season for this Bruins’ Winger.

Throughout his career, Pastrnak has established himself as one of the most consistent players in the NHL. Since 2016-17, Pastrnak has scored 116 goals and added another 130 assists. Since entering the league in 2014-15, Pastrnak has tallied 142 goals and 159 assists, putting him just unde a point-a-game average.

Last season, the Bruins winger was on track to reach 100 points had he not been sidelined with a thumb injury for 16 games. It’s becoming quite clear that he is now on track for his 4th, 30-goal season if he continues on this blistering pace.

Part of the success can be contributed to line mates Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. This line is seen as one of the most dangerous in the NHL and they continue to give nightmares to goaltenders around the league.

To look at the production of this line, on 9 of Pastrnak’s goals, six primary assists have come from Marchand and two from Bergeron. The other goal is unassisted.

As for his success, Pastrnak remains humble saying “I don’t know, the puck is just going in, you know. Any opportunity so far is going in for me, so it’s good. It’s hockey and there are going to be ups and downs.”

Will this be the season Pastrnak makes 100-points? Only time will tell.

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