Last night was the the final night of the Bruins preseason slate. As they opened their games they closed them playing the same opponent: the Washington Capitals. This time, the teams looked more or less like they’ll look during the regular season with rostered players.
Unlike their first game, the Bruins dropped this game in overtime 4-3.
This game didn’t mean anything so I don’t even care. However, there was one moment that stuck out for me and it was a very promising one: David Pastrnak’s goal in the third period.
We know Pasta and how he’s just so good at this aspect of the game. What we didn’t know was Erik Haula and how he can set up a player like this. Erik Haula shoots the puck intentional wide of the goal where it bounces off the dasher back to a waiting Pasta who fakes out Vitek Vanacek just enough to go five-hole for the game tying goal. It was beautiful.
Erik Haula with a crafty bank pass off the boards leads to a David Pastrnak tally.
3-3 game. pic.twitter.com/FSfXcSYq6h
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) October 7, 2021
This was the best moment in the game and it showed promise of what can happen with any personnel on the ice with Pasta. Let’s see some more of this.