(Video) First NHL Goal: Bruins’ Pastrnak nets two in win over Flyers

By Ken McKenna
David Pastrnak - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins rookie forward David Pastrnak (#88) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara in the first period of the Bruins 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers (courtesy of Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)


Boston Bruins rookie forward David Pastrnak like scoring his first NHL goal so much, he added a second goal – the game-winner – in his team’s 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

For Pastrnak’s first goal, the Bruins were on a first period power play and moving the puck in the Flyers’ zone. Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a pass behind the Flyers’ net and moved the puck to defenseman Torey Krug in the left face-off circle, seeting the stage for Pastrnak’s milestone goal.

Pastrnak’s goal was the game’s lone goal through the rest of the first period and all of the second. But the Czech native wasn’t satisfied with his team’s 1-0 lead and, along with fellow Czech David Krejci, set about to add to both his goal total and his team’s lead. Taking a long breakout pass from defenseman Adam McQuaid, Pastrnak entered the Flyers’ zone, dropped the puck back to Krejci, then headed towards the front of the Flyers’ net.

Pastrnak has played in seven NHL games so far this season, but has spent the majority of the 2014-15 season playing for the Providence Bruins in the AHL, where he remains that team’s leading scorer despite his time both in the NHL and competing for the Czech Republic at the 2015 World Junior Championship.

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