Latest David Pastrnak News

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

Jun. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There’s little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years. The New York Islanders haven’t achieved as much...

Rask, Krejci exits would shrivel Bruins Cup-winning core

Jun. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after letting 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara leave, the Bruins face another potential departure that looms almost as large. Goalie Tuukka Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner and the Original Six franchise’s career leader in games and wins, is...

Islanders eliminate Bruins, return to Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders fell behind after three games for the second straight series. Each time, they won three straight to advance, and now they're headed to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year. Brock Nelson scored twice in New...

Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis

Jun. 10, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders got another big second period and ran past the Boston Bruins for a return trip to the Stanley Cup semifinals. Brock Nelson scored twice in New York's three-goal second, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat...

Islanders win 5-4 to take 3-2 lead in series over Bruins

Jun. 07, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With five minutes left and his New York Islanders bleeding away their three-goal lead, coach Barry Trotz called a timeout and told his players to breathe. “He just calmed everyone down," said forward Josh Bailey, who had a goal and an assist in the 5-4...

Pastrnak's open-net miss a bad sign for Bruins coach Cassidy

Jun. 06, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, like just about everyone rooting for Boston, watched Patrice Bergeron coasting toward the net and pictured the potential go-ahead goal. “You’re thinking, ‘Shoot it! Shoot it!’” Cassidy said on Sunday, a day after the...

Islanders staying focused against Bruins amid series deficit

Jun. 04, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The New York Islanders have been in this situation before — trailing in a series after three games. They're just keeping their focus on the next game. They trailed 2-1 against Pittsburgh in the first round before winning three straight to take the series. Now, after...

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 03, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brad Marchand knew he didn't have a great angle on his shot in overtime. He just fired the puck at the net and it got past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov. Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat New York 2-1 Thursday night...

Bruins look to halt Islanders momentum in pivotal Game 3

Jun. 03, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

After Boston's overtime loss in Game 2, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy knows the New York Islanders have seized some momentum, having evened the second-round series with the next two games at home. “I think there is a little momentum, you can’t deny that.” Cassidy said...

Patient Pastrnak comes through in playoffs for Bruins

May. 30, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak flinched once, then twice, while he drifted into position for the perfect wrist shot that beat Ilya Sorokin for goal No. 1. His second score came in a flash to find a quickly closing shooting window. To complete the hat trick, Pastrnak again...