BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Bruins right winger David Pastrnak will now be joined by teammates Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in St.Louis, Mo.
Pastrnak was named Captain of the Atlantic Division when initial rosters were announced earlier in December. This is the second All Star selection for the sixth year veteran. The 23-year-old currently leads the NHL in goals (29), while also being tied for the Bruins team lead in points (58) with line-mate Brad Marchand.
Rask was named to the team on Monday. Like Pastrnak, it is also his second All Star appearance. The net-minder currently ranks seventh in the NHL in goals against average (2.31) and ninth in both save percentage (.923) and wins (15). The 32-year-old is in his 13th NHL season, and his next start will be the 500th of his career.
The NHL Last Men In vote also took place on Monday, where Patrice Bergeron was selected by fans to join the Atlantic Division roster. Bergeron currently ranks third on the Bruins in scoring, averaging over a point-per-game with 35 (17-18-35) in 31 games. It is the third All Star appearance for Bergeron in his 14-year career.
The Bruins are back in action with a New Years Eve Matinee on Tuesday. Boston travels to New Jersey to take on the Devils at 1 p.m. Charlie McAvoy, Connor Clifton, David Krejci, and Torey Krug have all been ruled out for the black and gold. Jaroslav Halak will be in net.
This is the third meeting between the two teams this season. The Bruins have won both match-ups so far.