David Pastrnak is having a spectacular season — but can he win one of the most coveted awards in the NHL?
The Boston Bruins forward leads the league in total goals scored (47) and power-play goals (19) and has amassed the second-most points (91) in the league. He recorded his fourth hat trick of the season against the Montreal Canadiens (his second against the squad this year alone) and racked up 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in February, leading the NHL to name him it’s Third Star of the Month Sunday.
That said, Pastrnak still isn’t the favorite to win the award — though he remains in the running in one oddsmaker’s eyes.
At +400, BetOnline gave Pastrnak the fourth-best odds to win the Hart Trophy in 2020, according to Odds Shark. Edmonton Oilers teammates Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are the favorites to win the award in 2020 at +200 each, while Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (+300) is in a close third.
New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin (+800) and Bruins winger Brad Marchand (+1000) are a distant fifth and sixth.
Odds to win the NHL Hart Trophy (BetOnline):
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) March 2, 2020
There are 16 games left on the Bruins’ regular-season schedule, so the window for Pastrnak to prove himself worthy of this year’s award is growing slim.