Pastrnak is among the Bruins' regular players not suiting up for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Capitals, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. The Bruins are locked into their playoff seeding and facing their first-round opponent Tuesday, so coach Bruce Cassidy will err on the side of caution with a slew of his key players, including Pastrnak. The hard-shooting winger will rejoin the team's lineup Saturday when Boston opens its first-round series in Washington.
Pastrnak recorded two assists and one shot with two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils. Pastrnak set up Patrice Bergeron's power-play goal early in the second period and added another primary helper on Sean Kuraly's tally in the final frame. The multi-point effort gave Pastrnak 45 points (19 goals, 24 assists) in 45 games this season.
Pastrnak scored a goal on six shots in a 5-2 win over the Sabres on Thursday. Pastrnak opened the scoring 1:16 into the game, blasting a one-timer from the left faceoff circle for his 19th goal of the season. The 24-year-old has put together 11 points (three goals, eight assists) over his last nine games.
Pastrnak tallied a goal and an assist with three shots and two PIM in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Sabres. Pastrnak extended his point streak to five games with a second-period assist on Matt Grzelcyk's goal, then potted one of his own early in the third when he sent a wrist shot past Buffalo netminder Dustin Tokarski. The goal was Pastrnak's 18th of the year and gave him his third multi-point effort during his current five-game run. He's also a scorching plus-10 during that stretch.
Pastrnak registered three assists and was plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over Washington. Pastrnak figured in on three of Boston's final four goals, setting up a pair of Brad Marchand tallies and one by Patrice Bergeron. That unit alone combined for 10 points and eight shots on goal on the afternoon. Pastrnak has piled up six points and a plus-6 rating over his last three outings heading into next week's three-game road trip to Buffalo.
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