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It was quite a week for Boston Bruins game-breaker David Pastrnak.

He was one of the first three players named to the Czech Olympic team cinching the fact that he’ll be going to Beijing to play in the elite tournament. And he also introduced Pasta’s penne pasta to grocery stores retailing for, of course, .88 cents at select stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island with the proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer research with Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund.

We’ve also seen social media reports that the “Pasta pasta” has shown up in supermarkets in Toronto as well, and Pastrnak confirmed on Friday that his mother will be able to buy boxes in supermarkets back in the Czech Republic as well.

Pretty cool.

It’s actually kind of amazing that it took this long for Pastrnak to team up with a charity centered around his “Pasta” nickname, but the 25-year-old said the time was right after partnering with Stop & Shop. He also talked about his top-3 all-time pasta dishes with the old school pasta with butter still a favorite from his days as a little kid in the Czech Republic, and the other two dishes a little more exotic for his pregame meals.

“I like all the types [of pasta],” said Pastrnak, holding a Black and Gold box of his pasta complete with his signature and a Bruins logo on it. “I try to switch it up. My favorite is obviously penne. Pretty much any pasta that has Bolognese on it.

“It’s a long season, so you get a little tired of it. I came up with this new recipe. I have pasta penne, obviously – I’m going to have to start eating some Pasta pasta, bring it over to our chef – with Bolognese. I put a scoop of alfredo and a scoop of pesto. [It] doesn’t sound great but [it] tastes unbelievable.”

We think we’ll definitely take your word for it, Pasta, because there’s no way we can mix the sauces like that.

Now on to the BHN Puck Links:

*The Boston Bruins have experienced a blow to their lineup already with the injury bug as Curtis Lazar is going to miss some time with an upper body injury. (Boston Hockey Now)

*Uh-oh for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin left Friday night’s exhibition game with a lower body injury. (Washington Hockey Now)

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bob Duff has five ways that the Detroit Red Wings can make up for the loss of goal-scoring with the Jakub Vrana injury. (Detroit Hockey Now)

*Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the next couple of games. (Colorado Hockey Now)

*Old friend and current Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Doug Jarvis has his iron man streak in danger as Keith Yandle is inching closer with the Philadelphia Flyers and would break it in January if he keeps on playing. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

*Scary injury for Zack Kassian after tumbling to the ice following a fight against the Vancouver Canucks in the preseason. (Sportsnet)

*Former Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak covers a lot of ground with this podcast conversation with In-Goal magazine as he readies for his first season with the Canucks. (In-Goal Magazine)

*You know a guy can throw ’em when he starts landing punches with both hands like Nathan Walker.

*For something completely different: Who is the best James Bond of them all? Your mileage may vary. (Rolling Stone)

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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