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Impressive franchise record is well within reach for David Pastrnak

Published March 21, 2024 at 7:53 PM

Dynamic forward David Pastrnak is getting closer to beating one of the Bruins' most impressive records.

With his Tuesday performance, Pastrnak notched his 17th hat trick. The top-line winger is well within reach of breaking Phil Esposito's storied record of 26 hat tricks with the Bruins. At age 27, Pastrnak is just nine three-goal games shy of topping the Bruins' all-time list.

Esposito's sought-after performance occurred in 625 games with the "B's", an astounding 0.0416 hat tricks per game, or one hat trick every 24 games. Pastrnak currently records a rhythm of 0.025 hat tricks per game, or one for every 40 games he plays.

While he records fewer hat tricks per game, Pastrnak is compensating with his longevity with the franchise. Being in just the first year of an 8-year deal paying "Pasta" a grand total of $90,000,000, he is in the prime of his career and likely to produce at an even better rate.

At his pace, Pastrnak should reach Esposito's mark in his 1013th game and beat it by his 1053rd game. Since becoming a regular in the league (2016-2017), the Bruins' top sniper has averaged 70 games played per year. At this rate, he will break Trader Phil's record at 33 years old, or before he finishes his contract.

With every electrifying performance, Pastrnak gets closer to engraving his name on one of the Bruins' most treasured records, which he will most likely do.
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Impressive franchise record is well within reach for David Pastrnak

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