B’s Pas­tr­nak nets hat trick

Bru­ins rout Red Wings

Woonsocket Call - - SPORTS - By DOUG ALDEN

BOS­TON — David Pas­tr­nak got to the 100-goal mark and moved right past it.

Pas­tr­nak scored three times Satur­day, giv­ing him 101 goals for his ca­reer, and the Bos­ton Bru­ins kept Detroit win­less with an 8-2 vic­tory over the Red Wings.

“It’s been quick and I’m glad that I get to be part of this,” Pas­tr­nak said. “I’m just hav­ing fun. I love the game. I’m not fo­cus­ing on if I’m go­ing to score a goal or three.”

It was the sec­ond ca­reer hat trick for Pas­tr­nak, Bos­ton’s star 22-year-old Czech who has seven goals in five games al­ready this sea­son.

“He’s grow­ing up. He’s try­ing to get ev­ery­one in­volved and that’s part of be­ing a good team­mate,” Bos­ton coach Bruce Cas­sidy said.

Pa­trice Berg­eron had three as­sists and Jake De­Brusk scored twice for the Bru­ins, who also got goals from Char­lie McAvoy, An­ders Bjork and Sean Ku­raly.

David Kre­jci and Brad Marc­hand had a pair of as­sists each and Tuukka Rask had 32 saves to help Bos­ton win its fourth straight.

Filip Hronek and Dy­lan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1980.

The Red Wings lost de­fense­man Danny DeKeyser to an undis­closed in­jury early in the first pe­riod, leav­ing the de­fense short-handed in front of goalie Jonathan Bernier, who fin­ished with 31 saves.

“We re­gressed tonight for sure. I don’t think there’s any doubt,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “It was a bad ef­fort. I don’t even know if ef­fort is even the right word. Bad ef­fort, bad ex­e­cu­tion, un­ac­cept­able.”

Hronek’s power-play goal 21 sec­onds into the third was the first of his ca­reer, briefly cut­ting Bos­ton’s lead to 4-1.

The start time was moved up to 3 p.m. from 7 p.m. be­cause of the opener of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries be­tween the Hous­ton Astros and Bos­ton Red Sox at Fen­way Park on Satur­day night. Bos­ton fans were look­ing ahead with the Bru­ins up big in the third pe­riod, chant­ing “Let’s Go Red Sox!”

Pas­tr­nak started the rout with 51 sec­onds left in the first pe­riod, tak­ing the puck from deep in his own zone and go­ing un­touched be­fore beat­ing Bernier with a wrist shot for his 99th ca­reer goal.

“No­body re­ally came at me. I just kept go­ing for­ward and the D gave me some space,” Pas­tr­nak said.

Pas­tr­nak got his 100th early in the sec­ond on a power-play, on one-tim­ing a pass from Berg­eron to put Bos­ton up 4-0, and com­pleted the hat trick at 2:05 into the pe­riod on one-timer off a pass from Brad Marc­hand on a 2-on-1. The game was stopped for a few min­utes to clean up the dozens of hats that came show­er­ing down from the seats.

Berg­eron got his third as­sist on the play. He set up Pas­tr­nak’s first goal and had an­other as­sist off a face­off win and drop pass to McAvoy for a one-timer 4:44 into the sec­ond to put the Bru­ins up 2-0.

The Bru­ins have outscored their op­po­nents 20-6 since get­ting shut out by Wash­ing­ton 7-0 in the sea­son opener.

The Red Wings have been outscored 23-11 through five games.

“They didn’t re­ally have to work for the scor­ing chances they got,” Detroit for­ward Frans Nielsen said. “We’ve got to do a way bet­ter job of man­ag­ing the puck and be­ing a lit­tle harder to play against.”

NOTES: Detroit has lost 10 straight against Bos­ton. .. Pas­tr­nak reached 100 goals in 259 ca­reer games, the third-fastest in fran­chise his­tory, trail­ing only Barry Ped­er­son (187) and Dit Clap­per (247). ... The loud­est cheer of the day came dur­ing a stopage in the sec­ond pe­riod when the big screen mon­i­tor showed the Red Sox cel­e­brat­ing to the tune of “New York, New York” af­ter ad­vanc­ing to the ALCS with a win over the Yan­kees.

UP NEXT Bru­ins: At Cal­gary on Wed­nes­day night.

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