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The 2022-23 Boston Bruins are the first string in NHL history to win 63 video games in a routine season.
A hat technique from David Pastrňák raised Boston to a historical 5-3 win over the host Flyers. The Bruins achieved the task with 2 video games still staying in the routine season.
Pastrňák is now the very first Bruin considering that Hall of Famer Phil Esposito in 1975 to score 60 objectives in a season.
The Bruins now have the possible set the win record even greater with video games versus the Washington Capitals on Tuesday and the Montréal Canadiens on Thursday.
Quick strikes from the Flyers and Bruins in the very first minute of Sunday’s video game kept the contest connected up until the 2nd duration, when Pastrňák scored two times to offer Boston a lead it would hold for the remainder of the night.
In the last frame, Pastrňák rounded off a two-on-one rush with an objective that would mark his 3rd hat technique of the project, his 60th objective of the season and the game-deciding tally.
Pastrňák will now sign up with the Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid at the 60-goal mark. This is the very first time considering that Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr controlled the league in 1995-96 that 2 gamers have actually achieved the accomplishment in the exact same season.
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A late push from the Flyers threatened to ruin the Bruins’ historical night prior to Pavel Zacha wired a late insurance coverage tally past Philadelphia goaltender Felix Sandstrom to make sure the win.
Despite the fact that the Bruins remained in opponent area, chants of “We desire the Cup” echoed through Wells Fargo Arena as the clock ticked down to absolutely no.
The Bruins, who sit atop the NHL standings with 131 points, now have another single-season record in sight. The 1976-77 Montréal Canadiens are the just other group in NHL history to make more standings points in a single season. Another win, and even an overtime loss, and Boston will exceed them.
Boston has 2 more chance ats this next record, and with Pastrňák continuing his season-long scoring tear– he has 11 objectives in his last 8 video games– it will be difficult to wager versus the Bruins breaking it.