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After Launching Pasta Brand, Bruins Pastrnak Gets Olympic Nod

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It’s been quite the week for Boston Bruins superstar forward David Pastrnak.

On Tuesday, the player everyone affectionately calls ‘Pasta’ launched his own Stop & Shop pasta brand that will sell for 88 cents (in honor of Pastrnak wearing No. 88), with all proceeds going to support pediatric cancer research and care at two Boston-based organizations, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

“I always try to help out as much as I can with the little things for young children,” Pastrnak told the media at his Pasta brand launch Tuesday.

As for what his favorite Pasta dish is, let’s just say it’s quite unique.

“I always have bolognese on the top. Sometimes I put ketchup on it, which makes all Americans look at me weird,” said Pastrnak, who is a native of the Czech Republic. “But that’s how I do it. It’s a little bit more juicy. The other one I do is a little bit of alfredo and pesto on top of the bolognese. That also doesn’t sound great, but it tastes delicious.”

 

 

 

Whatever floats his boat because on Thursday, the Boston Bruins winger was one of three players named to the Czech Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, along with Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek, and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat. Back on September 30, Pastrnak was asked about the prospect of this becoming a reality.

 

 

“Really excited. It’s one of the dreams growing up as a kid,” Pastrnak said. “Pretty much all you see back home with the time change was the national team [on television]…hopefully everything goes as planned and I’ll have the opportunity to represent my country.”

The best pure goal scorer on the Boston Bruins has represented the Czech Republic seven times already. He wore his country’s colors three times (2016, 2017, 2018) at the World Championships; three times (2014, 2015, 2016), in the World Junior Championships, and once at the World Cup of Hockey in 2017. In his most recent international experience, he had four goals and five assists in five games at the 2018 World Championships.

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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