Bruins

Bruins

Take a quick look at this season's NHL points leaders and it's easy to see why the Bruins are off to a 10-1-2 start, equaling their best 13-game start in franchise history.

David Pastrnak is tied for the league lead with 13 goals and his 27 points are tops in the NHL, while Brad Marchand 's 23 points are tied for the third-most in hockey.

And while they're scoring in bunches — each player has a five-point game to his credit this season — they've also been remarkably consistent for a Bruins offense that ranks sixth in the league.

Pastrnak (13-14-27 over his last 11 games) can tie the longest point streak of his career with at least one point Monday night against the visiting Penguins. He would also become the first player in 14 years to average at least two points per game through his team's first 14 games of the season.

"He is on another level right now," said Marchand when asked about Pastrnak. "His ability to make plays... He's just seeing things that other guys just could never see."

Meanwhile, Marchand's point streak sits at 12 games entering Monday's contest, and he has a chance to join Phil Kessel and Adam Oates as the only Bruins with a point streak of at least 13 games in the last quarter-century.

The offense might not come easy Monday night, however. Pittsburgh is allowing just 2.36 goals per game, tied for the fourth best mark in hockey. (Of course, the Bruins lead the league, allowing 2.00 goals per game.)

 

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