Newspaper article The Canadian Press

David Pastrnak Scores Fourth of Season, Boston Beats Winnipeg 4-1

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

David Pastrnak Scores Fourth of Season, Boston Beats Winnipeg 4-1

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David Pastrnak and Bruins beats Jets 4-1

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WINNIPEG - Boston's David Pastrnak is ready to go home after taking two of three games on a season-opening road trip.

The 20-year-old Pastrnak scored the eventual winner on Monday as the Bruins ended their road swing with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre.

"We're excited to get back and see our fans," said Pastrnak. "We can't wait to play in the Garden."

Pastrnak's team-leading fourth goal of the season came in his 100th career game and was a fortunate one, as he banked a long centring pass off Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom and in late in the second period. The goal extended his point streak to three games and gives him six points on the season.

"I tried to beat (Jets defenceman Tyler Myers) wide but he made a good gap so I turned around, tried to look up, centred the puck and got a good bounce there," said Pastrnak.

Winnipeg (1-2-0) captain Blake Wheeler opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game. Boston (2-1-0) trailed for all of 19 seconds, however, as Dominic Moore tied things up at 10:19 of the first period.

"It's kind of the exact opposite of the last couple games -- not a whole lot of time in the (offensive) zone, but we were capitalizing on our chances," said Wheeler.

"We didn't get the bounce that we needed at the right time. We were in pretty (good) control of that game until (Pastrnak) scored there at the end of the second period. It just felt like we spent a lot of time in the box in the third period and could just never really get into a rhythm to try to tie it up."

Rookie Brandon Carlo's first-career goal added the insurance for the Bruins with 1:59 remaining in the third period and Zdeno Chara scored an empty-netter inside the final minute.

Boston's Tuukka Rask turned away 34-of-35 shots, while Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced.

"We want to be able to consistently generate in a certain manner, things that you think you can replicate and do again. That was the real positive for us," said Jets coach Paul Maurice.

"We spent zone time against a pretty well-schooled defensive team and we were able to generate that. …

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