The Boston Bruins made history on Sunday night when they won over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3, which set a new NHL single-season wins record. David Pastrnak even scored an amazing three goals and celebrated his first time of ever reaching 60 goals in his career.
The Boston Bruins just won their 63rd game, making them the new record holders among NHL teams. They broke the tie with both the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins have now won six games in a row which gave them a total of 131 points- only one point away from getting the record held by the Montreal Canadiens that’s been around for almost fifty years. Charlie Coyle, Pavel Zacha and Jeremy Swayman all contributed to this victory and their streak of not allowing any goals during penalties has extended to 38!
David Pastrnak scored 60 goals in this season, which makes him and Connor McDavid the first two players to get that mark since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr’s 1995-96 season. Owen Tippett, Wade Allison and Joel Farabee got a goal each for the Philadelphia Flyers, but they still lost their seventh game in a row. Felix Sandstrom stopped 29 shots. The Colorado Avalanche finally won 5-4 against the Anaheim Ducks in overtime.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the winning goal with 44.3 seconds left on the clock in overtime, helping Colorado Avalanche get two points ahead of Dallas Stars in the Central Division. Mikko Rantanen had a great game, with two goals and two assists, and J.T. Compher also scored for Colorado. Pavel Francouz was in charge of making 19 saves and this was his first game back since February 7 due to a lower-body injury.
Frank Vatrano, Adam Henrique and Brett Leason all scored goals which helped the Ducks win a second point. This wasn’t enough to overtake their opponents and get the best chances for winning the draft lottery. Lukas Dostal stopped 46 shots but still gave up five goals in total.