There were many left wondering just how David Pastrnak managed his second goal of the night against the Lightning to make it a 2-2 game for the Bruins — including the goal scorer himself.
Boston was down 2-1 to Tampa Bay in the second period of Thursday’s game at TD Garden before Pastrnak got the puck at a difficult angle to the right of Andrei Vasilevskik. The Bruins forward found twine on a near-impossible chance with his back turned.
If you ask Pastrnak, though, he can’t give an explanation of how he scored.
“I have no clue to be honest,” he told reporters after the Bruins’ 3-2 win, per team-provided audio. “I just saw a quick replay on the jumbotron. It’s just luck. Sometimes that’s the way it goes. Obviously, a big one for us and a big one for me, so happy it went in. Sometimes you just poke it in and it goes.”
Sometimes a little puck luck is all one needs.