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Montgomery Makes Comparison Between Pastrnak and Red Sox Legend


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Dorin Canaday
April 9, 2023  (1:52 PM)
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David Pastrnak's rise to stardom in the NHL, both on and off the ice, prompted Jim Montgomery to draw parallels with a Boston Red Sox luminary.

What Sets Pastrnak Apart?

In Pastrnak's case, it would be more appropriate to ask: What doesn't set him apart?
His goal-scoring prowess is undoubtedly his most prominent feature, and Montgomery recently delved into what makes Pastrnak's shot - particularly his one-timer - so exceptional.
The Bruins' head coach even went so far as to liken him to a Red Sox legend:
''I think he moves subtly by a half a foot to feet that allows him to know where he can get a shot through.''

‘'They had a couple blocked on him, and he adjusts. He's kind of like Pedro (Martinez) was on the mound. First time he's up against you, he's gonna set you up with a fastball. Then comes a curve. Then all of a sudden, he's going since, then he going's high. He sees how they're trying to defend him — defenseman and goalies — and then he adjusts.''

At 26, Pastrnak is enjoying a Hart Trophy-worthy season, only overshadowed by Connor McDavid, as he currently ranks second in goals (57) and fifth in points (105) across 79 games this season.
Moreover, he is peaking at the right moment, just before the playoffs. The 26-year-old has scored 9 goals in his last 9 games and accumulated 12 points in his last 10.
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