The NHL All-Star Game is quite unique in its concept nowadays. In fact, calling it a ‘game’ isn’t anywhere close to the mark. This is a tournament between divisions, and it did not disappoint, with the Pacific division coming out on top in the end over the Atlantic. Despite that loss, however, it was the Atlantic’s David Pastrnak, of the Boston Bruins, that took home MVP honors.
He had scored three goals in their 9-5 opening round victory over the Metropolitan division before going out and having a goal and an assist in close 5-4 loss to the Pacific. That was enough to tip the scales in his balance, even if he and his team didn’t win the 3v3 tournament. It should not come as a real surprise to see him win it, though, as he has scored 37 goals to lead the league this season.