Watch Bruins’ David Pastrnak Nab NHL-Leading 41st Goal, Earn Hat Trick

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February 12, 2020

BOSTON — He’s done it again.

David Pastrnak earned the fourth hat trick of his season Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. He now has two hat tricks against Montreal this season and currently leads the league in goals scored (41).

First, Pastrnak teamed up with Brad Marchand to pot a beautiful one-timer midway through the first period.

Pastrnak got hot in the second, recording his second goal of the night on a 2-on-1 breakaway less than five minutes into the period.

But he didn’t stop there. The 23-year-old scored goal No. 3 of the night (and No. 41 of the season) just 10 minutes later.

Pastrnak is the first Bruin to tally four hat tricks in one season since Phil Esposito did so in the 1974-75 season, per the team. He also is the first player with two hat tricks against the Canadiens in one season since Gordie Howe in 1951-52, via Elias Sports Bureau.

Brilliant.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images
Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak
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