David Pastrnak scored a hat trick, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3 in the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday in Stateline, Nevada.
“Oh man, it was beautiful,” Pastrnak told NBCSN about playing at Lake Tahoe. “We enjoyed every second of it, as you could see.”
It was Pastrnak’s second hat trick this season against the Flyers; he also scored three goals in a 4-3 overtime win on Feb. 3. Pastrnak is the second player to score a hat trick in an NHL outdoor game; forward Tyler Toffoli scored three goals with the Los Angeles Kings against the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Stadium Series game at Air Force Academy on Feb. 15, 2020.
Trent Frederic scored his first NHL goal, and Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Nick Ritchie also scored for the Bruins (11-3-2), who are 5-0-0 against Philadelphia this season. Brad Marchand, Connor Clifton, Craig Smith and John Moore each had two assists, and Tuukka Rask made 16 saves.
James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists, and Sean Couturier and Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers (8-4-3). Carter Hart allowed six goals on 23 shots before Brian Elliott replaced him for the third period. Elliott made 11 saves.
Pastrnak scored his second goal 46 seconds into the second period to give Boston a 3-2 lead.
Coyle made it 4-2 at 16:14 of the second. It was the first of three goals in 99 seconds.
Frederic whipped a shot over Hart’s glove to make it 5-2 at 16:47.
Ritchie made it 6-2 with a power-play goal at 17:53.
Van Riemsdyk scored on the power play at 12:45 of the third period to make it 6-3.
Pastrnak finished his hat trick at 17:04 for the 7-3 final.
He scored his first goal 34 seconds into the game on a 2-on-1 with Marchand to give Boston a 1-0 lead.
The Flyers tied it 1-1 on Farabee’s goal at 6:41, then went ahead 2-1 on Couturier’s goal at 14:48.
McAvoy tied it 2-2 on a one-timer from the top of the right circle at 15:27.
Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon sustained an upper-body injury during the first shift of the game.