David Pastrnak: The Great 88


For much of the season, it seemed that David Pastrnak couldn’t miss. The 23-year-old winger had established himself as the NHL’s most dangerous sniper, grabbing the league lead with his four-goal performance against Anaheim on Oct. 14 and running away from the pack with a relentless assault of one-timers and dazzling dekes on opposing netminders. It was a run that earned him the captaincy for the Atlantic Division at the 2020 All-Star Game (where he was named MVP for his four-goal performance) and seemed certain to end Alex Ovechkin’s six-of-seven year stranglehold on the Rocket Richard Trophy. And then, with…

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