David Pastrnak scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season Tuesday night, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Kraken at TD Garden.
It was a win that turned out to be harder than expected for the Bruins to pull off. The B’s took a 2-0 lead into the third period, only for the Kraken to come back and tie it with 13 minutes left in regulation. But just a few minutes later, Pastrnak played the role of hero.
The game-winning goal started with a heads-up play by defenseman Charlie McAvoy to keep the puck alive in the zone during a Bruins man advantage. McAvoy quickly dished it to Patrice Bergeron, who went around the horn to Pastrnak. He didn’t get all of it on his shot, but the wobbly change-up found its way through Kraken goalie Chris Driedger.
Pastrnak has now scored 14 goals in his last 15 games, as he inches closer to the top-10 on the NHL leaderboard. He’s still nine goals back of the Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl and the Rangers’ Chris Kreider for tops in the league.
David Pastrnak, again.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 2, 2022
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