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SportsDavid Pastrnak can breathe easier now that he is on the scoresheet

13:06  18 april  2019
13:06  18 april  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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David Pastrňák (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdavɪt ˈpastr̩ɲaːk]; born 25 May 1996) nicknamed "Pasta”, is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

David Pastrnak Bio. When Pastrnak walked on stage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as the No. 25 player chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins, he kissed his hand and pointed to Pastrnak broke out in 2016-17, finishing second on the team with 70 points (34 goals, 36 assists).

David Pastrnak can breathe easier now that he is on the scoresheet© Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe David Pastrnak (88) rips a shot past Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen for his second goal of the game Wednesday night.

TORONTO — Scorers seek their oxygen on the scoresheet. When their goal total shows zero, as it did for David Pastrnak prior to Wednesday night, the rink can be a stifling, suffocating workplace.

“Scorers, when they don’t score, can get antsy,” noted Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, well aware that he needed his All-Star right winger to find his touch after three games of shooting blanks. “I’m not saying David was there, but we wanted to keep him from going there.”

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Pastrnak, who knocked home six goals in a dozen playoff games last spring, popped in a pair here in Boston’s 6-4 win over the Leafs, evening the best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series at two wins apiece.

Now a minimum six-game grinder, the series moves to the Garden for Game 5 on Friday, and then back here Easter Sunday for what could be the Round 1 closer. Neither team has the edge now, but the Bruins appear to have their top shooter back in form, albeit after Cassidy changed the configuration of his top two lines.

Pastrnak, who led the offensive pop with his two goals and total six shots on net, played much of the night on the second line with running mates Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci. In a sleight-of-hand move, Cassidy camoflauged the line juggling in warmups, moving Pasta over to Krejci’s right side and bumping Danton Heinen up to the No. 1 unit with Patrice Bergeron.

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Priority No. 1 was to get Pastrnak going. Check.

Priority No. 2 was to get the Toronto defense out of position at times, something that didn’t happen here Tuesday in the Leafs’ 3-2 win. Another check.

“Big game overall for the whole team, you know,” said Pastrnak. “Not easy to win in this building. Helluva win for us. I don’t now how many shots we got (31 to Toronto’s 42), but I think it was more we were first on the puck after the shot, and spent more time in the [offensive] zone — that’s where we are at our best.”

Following the morning skate, Cassidy made clear that more shots and more will, the desire to get pucks deep, to chase down rebounds, topped his list of needed corrections after Game 3. The Leafs repeatedly clipped off their best chances two nights earlier, the Bruins unable to muster pressure, be it on the forecheck or off of rebounds. More shots and more grit were the order of the night.

Pastrnak’s first strike came less than two minutes after Auston Matthews knotted it, 2-2, early in the second. The 2-0 Boston lead was gone. Rushing in on a 2-on-1 break, with Nikita Zaitsev the lone defenseman back, Pastrnak converted with a high deflection off a perfectly-timed feed by Brad Marchand.

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Next, trailing into the slot on a power play only 1:35 later, Pastrnak made it 4-2, again with the increasingly-clever Marchand dishing a pinpoint backhander from deep in the right wing corner. The Bruins regained the two-goal lead only 3:44 after Matthews had tied it.

Suddenly, it was the Leafs who felt the oxygen leave the building. Woosh.

“Getting his two goals . . . they get recharged,” added Cassidy.

The playoffs came to an end last year for the Bruins because their big line, with Bergeron in the middle, ultimately could not carry the offensive load.

No one else stepped up in the secondary scoring department and the Bruins went home after five games vs. Tampa.

Cassidy’s shuffling here helped ignite Pastrnak, and it also brought goals from Charlie McAvoy, Marchand, Zdeno Chara, and Joakim Nordstrom (empty-netter with two seconds to go). The kind of critical depth needed for a substantial playoff run

“I was focusing on . . . putting pressure on myself to help the team this way,” said Pastrnak. “So it’s good for me. I feel relief . . . and awake.”

In the bigger picture, though, Boston produced its most goals of any game in the series. No telling if that pluck will carry through Friday, but it’s the response Cassidy was felt was critical. A return to Monday’s form, with the Leafs backline constantly defusing advances, no doubt would have put the Bruins back in a series deficit.

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“Marchy [Marchand] got pucks deep and we wanted to play behind them,” said Cassidy.

“Pasta started to shoot it . . . and second chances. We talked about shot and rebound recovery and see if we could break it down that way. And it worked for us to a certain extent . . . for the most part, I think we stuck with it.”

Case in point, Cassidy noted Marchand’s goal that provided the 2-0 lead early in the first period. The Li’l Ball o’Hate zipped around the Toronto end, eventually landing in an isolated spot at the top of the crease, where he made easy work of a McAvoy feed. Time in the zone, forcing the play, led to a reward and the pay window.

“I thought that was good,” said Cassidy. “And our defensemen were a little more involved. We wanted them to be up ice a little more. It’s tough when they are flying the zone all the time (Leafs looking for breakaways), you want your D up, to be part of the forecheck, but boy, if it doesn’t work out, they’re behind you. It’s a tough ask for our D, playing this club, but I thought they did a pretty good job.”

Back to Causeway St., with the Bruins yet to hold the upper hand in this series. They rattled the Leafs there in Game 2, and the plan will be to bring back the bang for Game 5. More elbows, more thump . . . and now with Pastrnak going, more air in the building.

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