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David Pastrnak recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick against Tampa

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Yes, David Pastrnak.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

David Pastrnak is a great scorer.

David Pastrnak is a great passer.

David Pastrnak is a...fighter?

He was all three tonight, as Pastrnak recorded the first Gordie Howe hat trick of his young career with a goal, an assist and a fight.

(All highlights via Chris/@CrzyCanucklehed. Click the links on goal/assist/fight if you don’t see the highlights below.)

His goal gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the first period:

His assist came on Brad Marchand’s empty-netter to seal it:

His fight came in the third period against Dan Girardi:

What a game for the young Czech.

What’s odd is that Pastrnak was suspended relatively recently for a high hit on...Dan Girardi.

Clearly Girardi has crossed Pastrnak at some point.

Anyways, a great night for the kid and a great night for the Bruins.