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Brad Marchand NHL’s First Star Of The Week



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For the second straight week, a Boston Bruin was named the NHL’s first star of the week as Brad Marchand got the nod Monday after posting 3-5-8 totals in three games and helping the Bruins go 3-0-0 in the last week and extend their point streak to seven games, going 5-0-2 over that span.

The previous week it was Marchand’s teammate and linemate David Pastrnak who was named the top player of the week. Will the other member of the Bruins top trio, Patrice Bergeron get the nod for the upcoming week? At the rate ‘The Perfection Line’ is going at, that would not be a surprise.

Marchand now has seven goals and 13 assists in eleven games and is riding a career-best ten-game point streak after going pointless in the season opener. He also has a career-best nine-game assist streak.

After cracking the 100-point plateau for the first time in his career last season, Marchand, along with his linemates, has come roaring out of the gate this season. Marchand had a five-point night in a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers Sunday with two goals and three assists. He and Pastrnak (five assists) became the third set of Bruins teammates in the last 30 years to both have five points in the same game, joining Joe Thornton and Glen Murray in 2001 and Dmitri Khristich and Jason Allison in 1998.

Ironically, Marchand and the Bruins will face Thornton Tuesday night as the San Jose Sharks visit TD Garden for what could be the 40-year-old Thornton’s last game in Boston unless the Sharks and Bruins were to meet in the Stanley Cup Final in June.



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