Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 01: David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at TD Garden on December 01, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

Stars, they’re just like us.

Bruins forward David Pastrnak sent a tweet out this weekend that resonated deeply with not just Bruins fans, not just hockey fans, but sports fans everywhere.

It’s been 23 days since Pastrnak has “done the thing,” assuming “the thing” is scoring goals.

His final tally before the stoppage came on March 7 in a 5-3 loss to Tampa. The 23-year-old forward “did the thing” 48 times this season before play was stopped, and likely would have become the Bruins first 50-goal scorer since Cam Neely accomplished the feat in the 1993-1994 season.

The NHL hasn’t played a game since March 11, as the league does it’s part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

With the ice at TD Garden melted, it could be a while until Pastrnak gets to go “the thing” again, if at all this season. There has been no concrete news from the NHL on when a possible restart could take place.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at