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Pastrnak’s Winter Classic sticks feature pasta emoji, football yard markers

December 31, 2018 - 10:20 am

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has his Winter Classic mask, and now right wing David Pastrnak has his Winter Classic sticks.

Pastrnak unveiled the sticks, which he created along with Bauer, during a practice on the campus of Notre Dame on Sunday in preparation for the 2019 Winter Classic against Chicago on Tuesday.

"[Bauer> gave me the opportunity to custom my sticks, so it was a lot of fun and I'm thankful I could do that," Pastrnak told Dan Rosen of "It's a special opportunity to have it for a game like the Winter Classic."

Rosen described the sticks, as seen in the photo above, as featuring football yard markers, something Pastrnak said was tops on his list of desires for the design. Rosen continued to described the sticks:

“He also included outlines of the buildings on Notre Dame's campus and the Boston skyline, each painted gold with Irish shamrocks under them, and the Winter Classic cursive logo with the date, teams and venue. The quote ‘What we do in life echoes in eternity’ with attribution to Maximus, Russell Crowe's character from ‘Gladiator’ is on the opposite side.

“Pastrnak put some personal touches on his sticks too, including the lion from the Czech Republic flag and an emoji of a dish of pasta with red sauce he included because of his nickname, ‘Pasta.’”

Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 23 goals and Boston will probably need those sticks to produce some more to prevail against the Blackhawks.