David Pastrnak set the tone early within the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
The Czech ahead has been recognized to carry a powerful swimsuit recreation to the rink. (See this custom-made one for the 2020 All-Star Recreation.) For Recreation 1 of this 12 months’s Stanley Cup playoffs second spherical, he strutted into TD Backyard in a swimsuit he referred to as “boring” however was something however.
Off-white with what regarded like hummingbirds and blue foliage down the surface of the jacket and pants, the swimsuit confirmed Pastrnak had introduced his A-game on all ranges. As NHL.com’s Amalie Benjamin famous, it hinted that Pastrnak was “planning on being on the postgame Zoom.”
And there he was postgame, not as a result of reporters had questions on his trend alternative — though he was requested about it — however as a result of the star potted a hat trick. Every objective was flashy, just like the swimsuit. The primary, a hesitation shot from the left circle on the ability play, tied the sport 1-1. The second gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead as he buried a rebound into an open internet. The third gave his squad a two-goal cushion late within the third interval as he minimize to the center after which snapped one dwelling from the slot.
“It is extra like motivation, proper? I wanted to play good,” Pastrnak mentioned with an enormous grin of his swimsuit alternative. “No, I all the time like trend. I feel I’ll say, it is the boring one immediately that I made a decision [on] in comparison with what I used to be going to put on. After which, on the finish I form of again off it and determined to go along with this one.
“Nonetheless have a few loopy ones within the closet and hopefully will probably be daring sufficient to put on it. I really like trend and so long as I really feel good, I do not care what different folks assume.”
David Pastrnak: Assured objective scorer. Assured fashionista.