David Pastrnak must have heard that Auston Matthews was closing in on him in goals scored.

Pasta entered Thursday night’s contest against the Winnipeg Jets with a minuscule one-goal lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs center as the NHL’s leading scorer, and extended it with his third hat trick of the season.

The Boston Bruins’ right-winger potted a goal in each period of the team’s 5-4 win over the Jets on Thursday, including the game-tying strike with just under 10 minutes remaining.

For more on the 23-year-old’s recent play, check out the video above from “Bruins Postgame Final,” presented by Rodenhiser Home Services.

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