David Pastrnak currently leads the Boston Bruins in both goals and points. He also leads the NHL in goals this season, while he sits fourth in the league with 70 points. The three players ahead of him are all with him in St. Louis this weekend for the annual NHL All-Star Game.
Connor McDavid (76 points) and Leon Draisaitl (74) of the Edmonton Oilers will suit up for the Pacific Division, while Nathan MacKinnon (72) leads the Central into battle. Pastrnak is looking forward to sharing the stage with these terrific talents.
That said, Pastrnak isn’t worried about what they are doing outside of this weekend. No, Pastrnak is more concerned with his own play and the play of the Bruins in general.
“I’m not racing anyone. I’m just playing hockey,” Pastrnak told the media at All-Star media day on Thursday. “I don’t care what’s gonna be the outcome for my goals and points at the end of the year. Just focusing – it’s fun to score points, fun to score goals for me, that’s what I’m getting paid for.”
Pastrnak has been terrific at scoring both goals and points this season. His success in those areas are a major reason why the Bruins lead the Atlantic Division and look like a lock for the postseason in April.
“That’s my biggest strength, being an offensive player,” Pastrnak continued. “That’s what I’m trying to do. Not trying to focus on any scoring race.”
If he continues trying to score points, there is also a chance he comes away with some well-deserved hardware in June at the annual NHL Awards. There’s also a chance the Bruins go on yet another postseason run if Pastrnak continues having success.