David Pastrnak’s snub from the NHL All-Star ballot shocked Bruins fans, but Boston now can breathe easy as the 22-year-old has made his way onto the list.
The NHL opened voting for the 2018-19 All-Star game Saturday and included Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on the ballot but did not include the star winger. While the four certainly deserved the nod, Pastrnak was a glaring omission that left many scratching their heads, especially considering Bergeron and Chara are sidelined with injuries. Plus, Pastrnak is tied for third in goals (19) and continues to be a pest to opponents each game.
On Monday, the NHL tweeted a reminder from their official account to fans to vote for their favorite players, and the featured picture caught the attention of fans of the Black and Gold.
Pastrnak now has the potential to be voted for as captain of the Atlantic Division in the 3-on-3 tournament. Voting for the All-Star Game concludes Dec. 23. So now it’s just a matter of time to see if Pastrnak will represent Boston in San Jose on Jan. 26.
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