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Brad Marchand Stays Hot Despite OT Loss To Lightning



Brad Marchand

With two goals during the Boston Bruins overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night, Brad Marchand passed Bobby Orr for 7th place on the all-time scoring list for Bruins playoff history with 94 career playoff points.

In seven playoff games so far, Marchand has 11 points (6g, 5a). On his success of getting on the score sheet, the 32-year-old credits his positioning on the power play and ability to find pucks around the net.

“A lot of times I think it’s just happening, we’re kind of switching up the power play a little bit. I’m normally on the half wall so I’m kind of hanging up higher,” said Brad Marchand. “Now I’m just around the front of the net, it just happened to find a couple pucks around there and a couple nice plays. I think it’s just mostly because I’m in front of the net instead of on the half wall.”

Brad Marchand gave the Bruins their lead back in the second period with less than six minutes left on the power play. The veteran forward parked himself in front of Andrei Vasilevskiy’s net, and redirect David Pastrnak’s pass from the top of the left face-off circle. Marchand angled his feet and his stick just right to knock it past Vasilevskiy for the lead.

Playing hero again, Marchand gave the Bruins some life late in the final period of regulation. With the clock dropping to less than four minutes left, the Lightning had the one-goal lead.

But, an all-out effort by No. 63 kept the Bruins alive to force an overtime. Marchand picked up the puck in a scrum in front of Vasilevskiy, then passed it up ice to Pastrnak. Pastrnak found Sean Kuraly to the right of Vasilevskiy who then one-timed a pass to Marchand who was in the doorstep and scored.

However, the effort was not enough as Ondrej Palat scored in overtime taking Game 2 for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brad Marchand and the Bruins will look to take the series lead Wednesday night in Game 3. Puck drop is set for 8 PM EST.

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