NHL MORNING SKATE – Robert Reichel’s nephew’s first goal

To David Pastr (32-26-58 in 40 GP) opened the scoring to reach the 30-goal mark for the sixth time in his NHL career and added two more goals to complete the hat trick at the Honda Center. Pastrnak scored his 13th NHL regular season hat trick and passed Johnny Bucyk (12) to take third place on the franchise’s list of the best players.

  • The League-leading Bruins (32-4-4, 68 points) extended their point streak to 14 games (11-0-3 since Dec. 11, 2022) and maintained their 11-point lead over the Maples Leafs (25-9-7, 57 points), who sit second in the Atlantic Division standings. Toronto beat Philadelphia on Sunday, Auston Matthews (20-27-47 in 41 GP) reaching the 20-goal mark for the seventh time in as many seasons.
US natives shine

Jason Robertson (Arcadia, California) and Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Michigan) had five goals on Sunday. The Central Division-leading Stars (24-11-6, 54 points) cruised to a 5-1 win, while the No. 2-ranked Jets (26-13-1, 53 points) came out on top after losing first places 2-0 and 4-2:

  • Robertson recorded the 16th multi-goal game of his NHL career, which puts him tied with Steve Payne seventh among Stars/North Stars players aged 23 or under. Robertson’s six multi-goal games this season are followed only by Bo Horvat (9) et Alex Ovechkin (7) for the most games in the NHL.
  • Connor (20-29-49 in 40 GP) scored the fourth hat trick of his NHL career to extend his home scoring streak to a record 11 games (9-12-21 since Dec. 4, 2022) and reach the 20-goal mark for a sixth consecutive season. Pierre-Luc Dubois had a career-best four assists for Winnipeg, which extended its winning streak five times.
Reichel and Timmins score their first career goal

Blackhawks forward Luke Reichel (1-2-3) and the Maple Leafs defenseman Conor Timmins (1-1-2) scored the first goal of their NHL career. Reichel’s defining goal came against Calgary, the team with which his uncle Robert played for six seasons from 1990/91 to 1996/97.

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