David Pastrnak almost re-wrote a page in the record book with his hot streak.
The goal the Boston Bruins right wing scored in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at TD Garden was his fifth consecutive strike for the Bruins, moving him to within touching distance of a 15-year-old team record. Pastrnak had scored four goals Monday in the Bruins’ 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks before notching the early one against the Lightning.
In becoming just the third Bruins player to score five consecutive goals for the team, Pastrnak tied Dunc Fisher for second place in Boston history, but he fell one goal short of Glen Murray’s record.
Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Brian Noonan and former Ottawa Senators forward Cy Denneny own the NHL consecutive team goals record with seven.
Pastrnak ultimately scored two goals and added an assist in the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning. He extended his point streak to five games, during which he has scored eight goals and registered five assists.
Although Patrice Bergeron’s second-period goal ended Pastrnak’s bid to tie or break Murray’s record, his chase for that mark represents a highlight of his incredible early season exploits.
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