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Pastrnak extends streak with hat trick, Bruins rally past Jets

Has point in 12 straight, ties game in third period when Boston scores twice in 33 seconds

by Matt Kalman / Independent Correspondent

Pastrnak's seventh NHL hatty

WPG@BOS: Pastrnak collects his seventh NHL hat trick

David Pastrnak scores in each period to record his seventh regular-season hat trick in the NHL, helping to guide the Bruins past the Jets

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BOSTON -- David Pastrnak scored a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and help the Boston Bruins defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at TD Garden on Thursday.

Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk scored 33 seconds apart in the third period to give the Bruins the lead.

Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves for the Bruins (26-8-11), who have won their past two games and are 6-1-5 in their past 12.

"I think we followed up the [Nashville Predators game] (a 6-2 win Tuesday), you know. I think in Nashville every line got on the board," Pastrnak said. "And today there was a lot looks by every line. It was just one of those nights that it went in for a couple guys."


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Laurent Brossoit made 31 saves for Winnipeg (24-17-4), which finished a four-game road trip 2-1-1.

"Going into this game, if you said we'd put four up there, I would have taken that," Jets coach Paul Maurice said. "I don't think we had enough jump to skate the way we were going to need to skate to win that game. But it was still right there for sure."

Mark Scheifele gave the Jets a 4-3 lead at 7:50 of the third period. Pastrnak's third goal tied it 4-4 at 11:13, on a one-timer from the top of the crease after a pass from David Krejci. DeBrusk's second goal of the game gave the Bruins a 5-4 lead on a tip of Charlie McAvoy's one-timer at 11:46.

"I thought we were the better team," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "Obviously, they come in here after the third and fourth nights traveling, we had to take advantage of that. The first period we probably didn't do that as much as we could … but I thought we kept pressing it and were able to play in their end and get some good looks and came out on the right side of it."

Video: WPG@BOS: DeBrusk scores off draw for his second goal

Kyle Connor scored at 7:35 of the first period to give the Jets a 1-0 lead on a backhand after an end-to-end rush. Pastrnak scored at 17:14 to tie it 1-1 with a one-timer from the slot.

Andrew Copp's tip-in on a power play at 6:00 of the second period gave the Jets a 2-1 lead. Pastrnak scored a power-play goal at 9:41 to tie it 2-2 with a one-timer from the top of the left face-off circle through a screen by DeBrusk.

DeBrusk scored on a breakaway to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead at 18:49. Neal Pionk's power-play goal on a slap shot from the blue line tied it 3-3 at 19:52.

"We were about 10 minutes away from it being a great road trip," Copp said. "Kind of a sour taste right now, I feel like we kind of let one get away. But you know, all in all, pretty good road trip. There were some things that we did well that we want to take moving forward and then there are things we've got to clean up for sure if we're going to be a contender."

Video: WPG@BOS: DeBrusk goes upstairs on rush for sweet goal


They said it

"They got some rock stars over there. You give 88 (Pastrnak) some time and space, he's going to put it in the net. He's lethal. They've got a lot of good players over there, obviously some guys that I'm familiar with. You give them power plays and some sustained zone time, they'll make you pay." -- Jets forward Blake Wheeler

"Obviously it's been good. I don't overthink anything, just playing the same way and focusing on the stuff that I help the team most you know. And just how I said, don't put any pressure on me and just playing my game." -- Bruins forward David Pastrnak

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Need to know

Pastrnak has 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) during his point streak and leads the NHL with 35 goals. ... Copp's goal was his 100th NHL point in his 330th game. ... Patrik Laine's assist on Pionk's goal was his 100th in the NHL in his 280th game. ... Jets forward Blake Wheeler had an assist for a four-game point streak (one goal, five assists). ... Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was a late scratch because of complications with his surgically repaired jaw, which was injured in Game 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. He's not expected to be out long term. ... Pastrnak became the third Bruins player to have more than one point streak of at least 12 games in one season, joining Phil Esposito (15, 13 and 13 games) and Bobby Orr (15 and 12 games), who each did it in 1973-74. Pastrnak had a 13-game point streak Oct. 8-Nov. 5, 2019. ... The Bruins have scored at least one power-play goal in 12 straight games, their longest streak since a 12-game stretch Dec. 31, 1987-Jan. 23, 1988.


What's next

Jets: Host the Nashville Predators on Sunday (2 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-TN, NHL.TV)

Bruins: At the New York Islanders on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, MSG+, NESN, NHL.TV)

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