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The Bruins' first line, consisting of David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, is on pace for an incredible amount of points after Boston's first eight games of the 2019-20 season. 

They've combined for 15 goals and 20 assists (35 points), which as Kevin Paul Dupont points out, puts them on pace for 359 points for the year. The trio totaled 260 points last season.

Pastrnak has been especially superb over the first eight games, scoring nine goals to go along with six assists. The young star has yet to cross the 50-goal mark in his career, and since he's currently on pace for 92 goals for the year, it's probably safe to pencil him in for 50 if he stays healthy. 

While the first line's production is something to get excited about if you're a Bruins fan, it also highlights the lack of production the B's are getting from everyone else. Anyone not named Pastrnak, Marchand or Bergeron wearing a Boston uniform this season has combined for 24 points over the first eight games. 

It's obviously too early to draw conclusions about the first line or the supporting cast. The Bruins are hoping for Jake DeBrusk to go on a run sooner or later, but if they continue to get next to nothing from everyone outside the Perfection Line, they might want to start looking to acquire some low-cost reinforcements before this hot start starts to fade away. 

 

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