Thursday was a busy day for the Boston Bruins.
First, they secured a solid forward for their roster as David Pastrnak inked an eight-year $90 million dollar contract, which will make him a Bruin until the 2030-2031 season. Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney said, “Our goal was, all along, to make him a lifelong Bruin.”
Secondly, after the contract was secured with David Pastrnak, the Boston Bruins would be hosting the Buffalo Sabres in a Thursday night showdown at TD Garden, but what the Bruins didn’t expect was making history.
The first period was slow and ended up with no goals, but with less than eight minutes left in the second period, Dmitry Orlov changed all of that with a goal from a Lindholm pass. After that, the flood gates opened. Jakub Lauko would score a goal literally a minute and twenty-six seconds later making the score 2-0 Boston.
Then the third period started and the onslaught of goals began, five of them in fact.
Jakub Lauko would score another goal as well Bergeron, Clifton, and Zacha with one a piece. Even David Pastrnak scored and had two assists proving to the Boston faithful that he is in deed worth every penny of that $90 million deal.
Buffalo did end up getting one score back in the third with a Casey Mittelstadt goal, but it wasn’t enough.
In the end, the Boston Bruins not only beat the Buffalo Sabres at home, but they also made history by becoming the fastest team in the NHL to reach 100 points.
Boston is now 48-8-5 for the season, winning nine of their last ten games.
Next up for the Bruins are the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on Saturday at 1pm EST.
“It’s been really amazing to watch them want to be great. With the schedule and everything, it’s really impressive.”— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 3, 2023
📰Last night’s Postgame Rundown: https://t.co/e9xYmQ099E
Hit 💯 pic.twitter.com/1vDA3nKEhL— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 3, 2023
You knew he was getting on the board somehow 🍝 pic.twitter.com/7PdiLc9bE7— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 3, 2023
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