David Pastrnak’s 3-Point Night Lifts Bruins Past Kraken, 3-2

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak would net two powerplay goals to lead the Boston Bruins over the Kraken 3-2. The Kraken would end up outshooting the gold and black 27-26. Despite the 19 minutes of penalty time for the Bruins, the penalty kill would go on to kill all six penalties.

The first period would feature a physical defensive effort for both teams. The Bruins would lead in face-off percentage, hits, and blocks on the period; but the Kraken would lead in shots on goal.

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The second period would start with a controversial boarding penalty. Yanni Gourde hit Urho Vaakanainen against the boards causing Vaakanainen’s head to bounce off the glass and breaking his nose. The next time Gourde would hit the ice the gloves were off, as Derek Forbort and Jeremy Lauzon fought.

Pasternak put Boston on the board on the power play before a defensive zone turnover would lead to a Taylor Hall goal to make it 2-0 at the end of the second.

It wouldn’t take long for the Kraken to cut the lead in half, only 42 seconds into the third, Joonas Donakoi would be the one to find the back of the net. A giveaway by Craig Smith in the neutral zone would lead to an equalizing goal for the Kraken about halfway through the third.

However, Pastrnak would score his second power-play goal to regain the lead for the gold and black and they wouldn’t look back.

Bruins Player of the Game: David Pastrnak

Pasta would score the two powerplay goals, giving himself a three-point night in the process.

The Bruins will resume play next the day after the All-Star break against the Pittsburgh Penguins in TD Garden.

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