The Bruins went up to Montreal to face their division rivals for the first time this season and absolutely smoked them. It wasn’t even fair, hah! Let’s take a look at the stats that came from this game shall we?
David Pastrnak recorded his sixth career regular season hat trick while becoming the first Bruin in over 30 years to record a hat trick in Montreal. He also has a hat trick in the playoffs in his career, joining Barry Pederson as the second Bruins player ever to record seven hat tricks at age 23 or younger.
Brad Marchand assisted on two of Pasta’s goals in this game as well as scoring a goal of his own. The goal was Marchand’s 600th career point in the NHL and with the assists he now has 42 points on the season. He became the fourth Bruins player in the last 45 years to record at least 40 points in 24 games or fewer, joining Hockey Hall of Famers, Adam Oates (1992-93), Phil Esposito (1974-75), and Bobby Orr (1974-75).
Jack Studnicka made his NHL debut for the Bruins. He has been having an outstanding year in Providence and with the absence of Patrice Bergeron in the lineup for the road trip, the Bruins decided to give him an opportunity. Studnicka went on to record his first career point as he assisted on Danton Heinen’s goal which made it 8-1.
With all that came from this game, here are the highlights:
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