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Facts and Figures: Pastrnak joins Lemieux, Kucherov on exclusive list

Bruins forward seventh NHL player in 27 years to score at least 11 goals through first 10 games of season

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David Pastrnak is the seventh NHL player in the past 27 years to score at least 11 goals in the first 10 games of a season, joining Mario Lemieux (14 goals, 1992-93), Kevin Stevens (11, 1992-93), Scott Young (11, 2000-01), Ilya Kovalchuk (11, 2003-04), Alexander Steen (11, 2013-14) and Nikita Kucherov (11, 2017-18).

The Boston Bruins forward scored his NHL-leading 11th goal in a 3-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Saturday in the first game between the teams since Game 7 of 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Pastrnak has scored in five consecutive games (12 points; nine goals, three assists), has points in eight straight (18 points; 11 goals, seven assists) and the Bruins extended their point streak to six (4-0-2). 

Tweet from @PR_NHL: David Pastrnak scored his League-leading 11th goal of 2019-20, three shy of the most by a @NHLBruins player through the team���s first 10 games in a season ��� a mark set by Phil Esposito in 1973-74 (14-10���24). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/oYedgjihMu

Brad Marchand assisted on Pasternak's goal to stretch his point streak to nine games (15 points; five goals, 10 assists). The Bruins are 4-0-1 at TD Garden with points in at least their first five home games for the first time since 2001-02 (5-0-2).

 

Jets win first outdoor game

Bryan Little scored at 3:04 of overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a victory in the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic, 2-1 against the Calgary Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The win was the first for the Jets outdoors (1-1-0). The game was the seventh played outdoors in the regular-season to need extra time and second consecutive after the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, when the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 23. 

Josh Morrissey tied the game 1-1 at 15:49 of the third period for the Jets to set up the 14th comeback win, and third straight, in 28 regular-season NHL outdoor games (50 percent). Little scored his seventh overtime goal, tying Dustin Byfuglien for third-most in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history behind Kovalchuk (nine) and Mark Scheifele (eight).

David Rittich made 43 saves for the Flames, the most by a goalie in a regular-season outdoor game.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: David Rittich made 43 saves in his outdoor debut, the most ever in an NHL regular-season outdoor game and one shy of his career (44 saves Oct. 21, 2018 at NYR). #NHLStats #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/q9CSEhX4vI

 

MacKinnon keeps scoring for Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal at 1:38 of the third period for the Colorado Avalanche in a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Pepsi Center. The forward extended his season-opening point streak to 11 games (15 points; six goals, nine assists), the longest run since the Quebec Nordiques relocated to Colorado in 1995-96 and fifth-longest in Nordiques/Avalanche history behind Mats Sundin (30 games in 1992-93), Peter Stastny (16 in 1987-88), Michel Goulet (14 in 1985-86), and Joe Sakic (12 in 1988-89).

Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho is the only player since 2008-09 with a longer season-opening run (12 games in 2018-19). 

Video: ANA@COL: MacKinnon scores PPG to extend streak

 

Islanders eye seven-game winning streak

The New York Islanders (7-3-0) will try to stretch their winning streak to seven games when they play the Flyers (5-3-1) at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSP, NHL.TV). 

The Islanders have won at least seven in a row six times in their history, most recently from Dec. 31, 1989 to Jan. 19, 1990 (9-0-0). Their longest run is 15 consecutive victories from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20, 1982, when Mike Bossy (33 points; 10 goals, 23 assists) and Bryan Trottier (31 points; 19 goals, 12 assists) each had at least 30 points before helping the Islanders to their third of four straight Stanley Cup championships.

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