The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry now has a healthy serving of pasta.
David Pastrnak retook the top spot in the NHL goal-scoring race during the 750th all-time Bruins-Habs matchup. And he did so in triumphant fashion.
Pastrnak became the first player since Gordie Howe way back in 1951-52 to record two hat tricks against the Canadiens in the same season; scoring his 39th, 40th and 41st goals of the season during Boston’s 4-1 victory Wednesday night at TD Garden.
“Obviously playing Montreal — a big rival — these games are always fun for fans and the players are always excited to play this game,” Pastrnak said postgame.