Pavel Zacha Earns NHL Second Star of the Week Honors

Boston Celebrates Pavel Zacha’s Stellar Performance: NHL’s Second Star of the Week

In an exciting announcement made on March 11, the National Hockey League has honored Pavel Zacha, the dynamic forward of the Boston Bruins, with the prestigious title of NHL Second Star of the Week for his exceptional performance up to March 10. Zacha’s remarkable contributions played a pivotal role in the Bruins’ impressive run of 3-0-1 over the week, where he emerged as the leading scorer, amassing an impressive total of seven points from five goals and two assists across four games.

Standing tall at 6-foot-4 and weighing 207 pounds, the center showcased his scoring prowess right from the start of the week. He kicked off with a memorable two-goal performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on the road on March 4. The momentum continued as Zacha found the back of the net once more in the following game against the Edmonton Oilers on March 5, and contributed an assist in another victory over Toronto at home on March 7. His scoring spree culminated in a dazzling display against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 9, where he netted two goals and added an assist in a commanding 5-1 win.

Throughout the season, Zacha has been a consistent force for the Bruins, participating in 62 games and accumulating 17 goals and 26 assists, totaling 43 points with a plus-11 rating. His performance places him among the top five Bruins skaters in several categories, including tied for fourth in goals, fourth in points, fifth in even-strength goals (12) and even-strength points (30), tied for fourth in power play goals (5), tied for third in power play points (13), second in game-winning goals (5), and leading in faceoff win percentage at 54.4%.

With a career spanning 530 NHL games between Boston and New Jersey, Zacha has compiled an impressive record of 107 goals and 172 assists, resulting in 279 points. Hailing from Brno, Czech Republic, he entered the NHL spotlight after being selected sixth overall by New Jersey in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Pavel Zacha’s recent accolade as the NHL’s Second Star of the Week is a testament to his skill, dedication, and significant impact on the Boston Bruins’ success. His journey from a promising draft pick to a key player in the NHL continues to inspire and excite hockey fans around the world.