Three Storylines to watch out for across two NHL games on Wednesday Night Hockey

Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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David Pastrnak (88)
David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

2. Will David Pastrnak be at full tilt?

David Pastrnak missed the first couple of weeks of the 2020-21 NHL season after undergoing hip surgery during the offseason, and his absence was noticeable even though the Boston Bruins managed to roll on and stay more than afloat in the absence of their joint Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner in 2019-20.

Pastrnak made his return on the weekend and he made an impact in the two games against the Washington Capitals with two goals and one assist for three points, slotting straight in on the top-line alongside his usual partners in-crime in Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

The elite right-winger is already logging 20:15  of total ice time and he looked pretty sharp in Boston’s 5-3 win over the Capitals, although it is likely that Pastrnak isn’t at the peak of his powers yet having been away from the ice for a considerable amount of time and only being back for a grand total of two games.

Therefore, it is possible that David Pastrnak could be closer to his best tonight having got a couple of games under his belt and, if that’s the case, then that could spell trouble for the Philadelphia Flyers. After all, the 24-year-old is one of the most dynamic offensive weapons in the NHL both at 5-on-5 and on the power play, and he is only going to get more dangerous the more he blows off the cobwebs and gets back into the swing of things.