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David Pastrnak makes stellar soccer save

Bruins forward, teammate Adam McQuaid work out with Italian team AS Roma

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak revealed a secret talent and stonewalled a world-class professional soccer player during a practice session Monday.

Pastrnak and Adam McQuaid, a defenseman with the Bruins, visited with AS Roma, one of the most recognizable clubs in Italy's top professional league, Serie A, during its practice this week at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Is that Tuukka or Pasta in goal? ������B's stop by @OfficialASRoma practice at Harvard & put their skills to the test.

Taking a turn in goal, Pastrnak made a lunging save, without goalie gloves, to stop a penalty kick taken by Roma defender Kostas Manolas.

Pastrnak and McQuaid also did drills with defender Norbert Gyomber and hung out with Roma captain Francesco Totti.

Tweet from @weekendatbergys: David Pastrnak and Adam McQuaid practicing with AS Roma #NHLBruins

Tweet from @ASRomaEN: Norbert #Gyomber testing the #Bruins' ������ skills...not bad! #RomaTour #ASRoma @pastrnak96 @NHLBruins

Roma was training in the Boston area and playing local competition in friendly games ahead of a game against English Premier League team Liverpool FC in St. Louis on Aug. 1.

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