NHL teams reported to their respective hub cities on Sunday and already there appears to be some hijinks taking place in the bubble. Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, who tied Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals this season with 48, tweeted out on Tuesday who he felt the best goal scorer in the NHL was and...well, the answer was surprising. He did not name himself or a player on his own team, rather he picked a Capitals forward...one who plays wing on the top line...yes, that's right, he named Tom Wilson.
In my opinion Tom Wilson is the best goal scorer in the league— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) July 29, 2020
Umm...OK. That was unexpected. Is stealing someone's phone violating the bubble? Asking for a friend....
Pastrnak's tweet was met with a variety of responses ranging from anger to glee, but mostly just confusion.
Some posited that Partnak had lost a bet. Others, interestingly enough, wondered if Pastrnak's own teammate, Brad Marchand, was the culprit. Or perhaps this could just be some reverse psychology.
In 2017, then head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs declared going into his team's playoff series against the Capitals that he had bigger concerns than Wilson. Wilson responded by scoring the overtime winner in Game 1. Maybe Pastrnak is doing the opposite before both teams enter the round-robin.
Wilson responded to Pastrnak's tweet soon after.
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