David Pastrnak passes Gretzky as youngest player ever to score six points in playoff game
Saturday night, the red-hot Boston Bruins continued their surge, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 7-3 to extend their series to a 2-0 lead. The blowout comes off a 5-1 Game 1 victory. Scoring twelve goals in a two-game span obviously is an incredible start to the playoffs, and the Bruins are making history in the process.
Bruins right winger David Pastrnak led the charge, scoring seven points in last night’s game — becoming the youngest player ever to score six or more points in a playoff game, passing “The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky. Pastrnak scored a goal and had two assists in Boston’s Game 1 victory. With Game 2’s performance, Pastrnak has now tallied ten points in the first two games of the series.
The Bruins are now up to 5 power-play goals in the series.
It's the first time they have scored 5 power-play goals in the first 2 games of a series since the 1991 Conference Finals vs the Penguins. pic.twitter.com/rR0gODTbUJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 15, 2018
The Bruins have also registered five power-play goals in the first two games of the series. This has not happened for the Bruins since a tilt against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. The Bruins currently sit at 11/5 odds to win represent the East in the Stanley Cup Finals, trailing the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7/4 odds.