BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, February 22, that Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending February 21.
Pastrnak scored four goals in two games, including a hat trick in the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday. The 24-year-old scored once in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on February 18. Pastrnak recorded his second hat trick of the season and 10th of his career in a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on February 21 as part of NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe. Pastrnak's 10 hat tricks in 399 career games passes Bobby Orr for 4th-most in Bruins history, placing him behind only Phil Esposito (26 in 625 GP), Cam Neely (14 in 525 GP) and Johnny Bucyk (12 in 1,436 GP). Since entering the league in 2014-15, his 10 hat tricks rank second behind only Alex Ovechkin (14). The hat trick was also the second in outdoor NHL game history (Tyler Toffoli in the 2020 Stadium Series).
Through nine games this season, Pastrnak has nine goals and five assists for 14 points. The Havirov, Czech Republic native is tied for 1st on the Bruins in goals and 3rd in points. He ranks fourth in the league in points per game (1.56) behind Mitchell Marner (1.58), Auston Mathews (1.61) and Connor McDavid (1.85).