Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak continues to etch himself into the record books.
The 23-year-old added to his goal total Thursday night, and in the process did something no Bruin has accomplished in about 15 years -- score at least five consecutive team goals.
Pastrnak has played a role in at least seven consecutive team goals for the second time in his young career, according to NHL Public Relations. The only other player in Bruins history to accomplish the feat was Phil Esposito in 1974 (nine straight team goals).
The Czech Republic native, as of early Friday afternoon, is also tied with Edmonton Oilers forward James Neal for the league lead in goals scored with eight. Pastrnak also ranks fourth in points with 13. Since the start of his NHL career in 2014-15, Pastrnak has tallied 140 goals and 157 assists for 297 points in 327 games played.
While Pastrnak and his linemates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand are carrying the B's offense, Boston will need to get its secondary scoring situation squared away quickly. The top line has combined for 17 goals and 14 assists while the remainder of Boston's lineup has accounted for a mere three goals and six assists -- not great for a team that saw its top line shut down throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
Pastrnak and his linemates were given the day off Friday as the team prepares for a home-and-home set with the Toronto Maple Leafs beginning Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena.
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