You know it’s got to be something jaw-dropping that a Boston Bruins player has just accomplished when guys from other NHL teams take to social media posting about them.
That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night when David Pastrnak powered the Bruins offense with his ninth career hat trick in a comeback 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Pastrnak factored heavily into all four Bruins goals while feeding Patrice Bergeron in front of for the overtime game-winner and now has five goals in three games since returning from a long rehab from hip surgery.
“He’s on a mission,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy of his 24-year-old game-breaker after it was all over.
The game-tying goal in the final 15 seconds of regulation on a baseball whack at the net was enough to move former B’s teammate Torey Krug to tweet about the NHL’s leading goal-scorer last season, showing that Krug is still keeping tabs on all his old Bruins teammates.
— Torey Krug (@ToreyKrug) February 4, 2021
It’s only been a few weeks with Krug getting used to a new hockey club in St. Louis, and things are going well for him with a goal and five points along with a plus-7 rating in 10 games along with averaging 22:13 of ice time per game. Clearly, he’s been able to move on with the Blues and the Bruins have also clearly moved on with three power play goals in the comeback win over the Flyers, and an East Division-best 16 points while reeling off comeback wins on a nightly basis.
But it’s pretty cool to see that Krug is still checking in on his former Bruins pals and that probably won’t be changing anytime soon after playing seven memorable seasons in Boston.