David Pastrnak (21 years, 324 days) of the @NHLBruins is the youngest player in NHL history to record 6+ points in a playoff game, eclipsing the mark set by Wayne Gretzky (22 years, 81 days) in Game 3 of the 1983 Division Finals (4-3—7 at CGY). #NHLStats #TORvsBOS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/rLWrPCm61H
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 15, 2018
David Pastrnak scored three times and added three assists in a 7-3 blowout of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of their first-round series.
Pastrnak became the first player since Claude Giroux in 2012 and just the sixth overall to have a three-goal, three-assist playoff game. At 21 years, 324 days, he surpassed Wayne Gretzky (22 years, 81 days) as the youngest player to have a six-point game in the postseason.
Pastrnak has had his way with the Toronto Maple Leafs through the first two games of their first-round series. The winger now has nine points in that span. His six-point night on Saturday also equaled a Bruins playoff record for most points in a game, which was accomplished previously by Phil Esposito and Rick Middleton.
Anybody who had a piece of Boston top trio in a playoff pool is off to a great start, to say the least.