BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, November 1, that Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been named the NHL's second star of the month for October.
Pastrnak tied the league lead in goal-scoring with 12 goals through 12 games this month, making him just the third player in franchise history to score 12 goals in the month of October, joining the ranks of Charlie Simmer (12 in 1985) and Phil Esposito (14 in 1973). Pastrnak also finished the month with 24 points (2nd, NHL), 10 power play points (T-1st, NHL) and seven power play goals (2nd, NHL).
The 23-year-old winger recorded seven multi-point games through the month of October, capped by a five-point night on October 27 when he notched five assists in the Bruins' 7-4 win over the New York Rangers. On October 14, Pastrnak tied the record for the most goals scored in a game when he recorded all four of the Bruins' goals in a 4-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks, most recently accomplished by Patrice Bergeron on January 6, 2018. Pastrnak finished with three points against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 17, when he logged an assist and two power play goals, and against the Vegas Golden Knights on October 8, when he finished with one goal and two assists.
Pastrnak is currently on a 10-game point streak dating back to October 8, making him the sixth NHL player since 1989-90 to record four or more point streaks of at least 10 games before the age of 24.