To score a goal in hockey, sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.
That was the case for David Pastrnak, who benefited from a bit of puck luck to give the Boston Bruins a first-period lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Thursday night’s contest at TD Garden.
Fellow young gun Ryan Spooner skated down the left side on a 2-on-1 and passed to a streaking Pastrnak in front of the net. The puck glanced off Pastrnak’s left skate for the goal, which stood after referees determined the rookie didn’t make a distinct kicking motion.
As NESN’s Andy Brickley points out, though, Pastrnak’s goal was the result of more than just a lucky bounce. Check out his breakdown in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Charles Krupa/Associated Press
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