When the game ended after the first period against St. Louis (really, the second and third period didnt happen) I figured I would keep feeling happy by looking at how David Pastrnak compared to other teenaged Bruins rookies. The numbers that I saw made me even happier! (all of these numbers are prior to that strange one period game)
DID YOU KNOW: David Pastrnak has the highest goals per game average of a Bruins rookie with at least 10 games played? He is also tied for first in shots per game to Phil Kessel, averaging 2.43 shots per game? Source
For comparison purposes, here are two of the more recent young rookies the Bruins have played: Patrice Bergeron and He Who Must Not Be Named Tyler Seguin. Bergerons was equally impressive because he was 18 years old as well, but back then NHL.com didn't have time on ice split up by each strength. Seguins was more recent, and does have the splits. Lets dive into the numbers!
(For Bergeron's, since there was no split I used roughly the median of the other two, 85% 5on5 time. His 5on5 only times are slightly off, but its an approximation)