Ramblings: Arvidsson, Pastrnak, Campbell, & 2018 In Review

Cam Robinson


Viktor Arvidsson. Perry Nelson / USA Today Sports Images

Viktor Arvidsson. Perry Nelson / USA Today Sports Images


The day began early as Chicago took part in their yearly outdoor game. This time the Blackhawks faced the Bruins in an original six matchup that featured some jersey that were on point.


It was near perfect weather conditions for this one. Which is not always the case for these games. I’m guessing there will be a contingency plan for the 2020 edition that will take place in Dallas.


Branden Perlini opened the scoring, quickly followed by David Pastrnak's 24th tally. He finished it off with his best rendition of the Kuznetsov-bird celly.




Pastrnak had been on a "bit of a cold streak" heading into the New Year’s Day game. He had gone three-straight without a goal and just single point over that span. His goal and assist today brings him to 50 points in 40 games. That's back on pace for a triple-digit campaign.


The 22-year-old is as elite an asset as you can find outside of the Connor McDavid-bin.


Patrice Bergeron also added a goal and an assist as the Bruins won the match 4-2. That’s seven points in five games for the 33-year-old since returning from five weeks off. His 1.38 points-per-game are sixth best in the league. He’s on pace to shatter most of his offensive career-highs.