David Pastrnak came to the rink with no shortage of swagger, and it showed on the ice in Game 1 for the Bruins.
Boston’s top-line winger recorded a hat trick in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoff second-round series vs. the New York Islanders. The third goal was especially important, as Pastrnak ripped a wrist shot by Isles goalie Ilya Sorokin to give Boston a 4-2 lead.
The B’s went on to win Game 1 by a 5-2 score.
Almost immediately after Pastrnak’s shot hit the twine, hats rained down from a near-capacity TD Garden crowd. It was a blizzard of beanies, leading to a delay of almost five minutes as the Garden ice crew retrieved the chapeaus.
Taylor Hall added an empty-netter nearly three minutes later to ice the Game 1 win for the Black and Gold.
Game 2 is Monday night at the Garden.