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Brad Marchand | Winger | #63

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 181
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (71) / BOS
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Brad Marchand scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
Marchand's first-period goal extended Boston's lead to 2-0 at the time, while his goal in the middle frame made it 3-0 for the Bruins. Unfortunately for Boston, they let the lead slip away and eventually lost on a Ryan O'Reilly goal in overtime. Marchand finished tonight's game with five shots on goal in 21:27 of ice time. Marchand has now picked up at least one point in five straight games (he has 10 points during that stretch). Marchand is up to six goals and 11 points in seven games this season. Oct 21 - 10:14 PM

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Brad Marchand notched one goal and two assists in Boston's 6-3 victory versus Vancouver on Thursday.

The top line of Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Anders Bjork combined for four goals and 10 points in the contest. Marchand wasn't struggling offensively without Bergeron for the first five games of the year, but now that Boston's top center is back Marchand could explode offensively.
Oct 20 - 8:35 AM

Brad Marchand scored a goal and recorded an assist in Boston's 6-2 win against Arizona.

That was Marchand's second straight multi-point game. He's up to three goals and five points in four contests in 2017-18.
Oct 15 - 4:30 AM

Brad Marchand scored his second goal of the year in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Colorado.

Marchand tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period, but the Avalanche scored the next three during the second stanza. He also added an assist in the contest to give him three points in three games.
Oct 12 - 7:53 AM

Brad Marchand tallied the game winner in Thursday's 4-3 victory against the Nashville Predators.

Marchand gave the Bruins a 4-1 lead at the 17:07 mark of the third period when he scored into an empty net and they held on for the win. His first marker of the year came when the Predators were on the power play. Marchand scored three shorthanded goals last season and he has 23 in his career.
Oct 6 - 8:17 AM

Brad Marchand was pretty outspoken about new face-off enforcement to be implimented this season.

Article 76.4 of the NHL rulebook states that during faceoffs, "the players taking part shall take their position so that they will stand squarely facing the opponent's end of the rink, and clear of the ice markings [where applicable]."The NHL is going to enforce this rule more stringently this season. Centers who violate the rule will be given a two-minute penalty. Marchand and many others are not happy with the NHL's new approach. "The game is something I love and this is completely taking away from it. It’s not just me. I’m the only one saying it. A lot of guys are opposed to it. I’m just saying something about it," said Marchand. If your league values penalty minutes, you may want to stock up on centers for the first few weeks of the season as the players get accustomed to the NHL's new enforcement protocols.
Sep 23 - 9:23 AM

Brad Marchand doesn't seem too concerned about the heightened expectations thrust upon him after his superb 2016-17 campaign.

Marchand had 39 goals and 85 points in 80 contests last season, up from 61 points in his 2015-16 campaign. "I think [opposing defenses] should just be following Pasta and Bergy around, but it’s fine if they want to cover me. They can just do their thing," said Marchand. "When you’re fortunate to have a year like [last season] there are definitely higher expectations. But I’m not going to put that on myself. It’s more about being prepared for every game and following Bergeron around and let him hit me when I go backdoor. We’re all just going to work hard, and hope it just works well for everyone." Marchand also credited his career-highs on his additional power-play ice time, but that's not the full story as he also stepped up at even strength. Either way, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take a small step back, but still record 60-70 points.
Sep 17 - 5:12 PM

Don't be surprised if Brad Marchand's penalty minute total continues to decrease.

As Marchand is now one of the NHL's elite scoring threats, the Bruins want Marchand to stay away from suspensions that cost him games. Marchand will certainly still get his share of minor penaltties and get in the odd skirmish, but his days of getting multiple misconducts may be over. That said, Marchand is still one of the most valuable fantasy players in the NHL and should rank very high on draft lists regardless of your hockey pool format.
Sep 16 - 8:55 AM

Brad Marchand registered two assists in Boston's 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa in Game 6 on Sunday.

That loss ended the Bruins' playoff run. Marchand had a goal and four points in the six-game series. This was a huge season for Marchand as he set new career-highs with 39 goals and 85 points in 80 regular season games. When he finished the 2015-16 campaign with 37 goals and 61 points there was some speculation that he might regress given how big of a jump it was, but this season really showed that he's made lasting progress offensively.
Apr 24 - 10:06 AM

Brad Marchand had a game-high six shots on goal in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Ottawa.

Marchand hasn't picked up a point in the series since he scored the game-winning goal late in Game 1. The Bruins need their top offensive player to get back on the scoresheet if they are going to force Game 6. Ottawa has a 3-1 series lead.
Apr 20 - 10:01 AM

Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Bruins found themselves down 1-0 going into the third period, but they got goals from Marchand and Frank Vatrano. It was a heck of a response from a team that managed to get zero shots on goal in the second frame. Marchand's goal came with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Apr 12 - 9:55 PM

Brad Marchand will get back in the lineup on Wednesday, as Boston opens their first-round playoff series versus Ottawa.

He just finished serving a two-game suspension and knows that he has to behave himself with the postseason getting underway. "Yeah, it's tough. I've put myself in a bad position," Marchand said. "I'm under the microscope a little more, and I have to be a lot smarter than what I've been in the past. I definitely have to really dial it in, and I can't have any little mistakes. But again, that's the position I've put myself in and have to work my way out of." He led the Bruins with 39 goals and 85 points in 80 matches during the regular season.
Apr 12 - 10:01 AM

Brad Marchand has received a two-game suspension for spearing Tampa Bay's Jake Dotchin.

The league asserted that Marchand's contact on Dotchin wasn't accidental or light. They also cited Marchand's history when explaining the NHL's decision to elevate this to a suspension. This covers what little is left of the Bruins' regular season, but Marchand will be available for Game 1 of the first round.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 6 - 1:22 PM

Brad Marchand will face a hearing Thursday morning after he speared Tampa Bay's Jake Dotchin on Tuesday night.

Marchand was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play. Boston only has two games left in the regular season and it's possible that Marchand could be suspended until the playoffs.
Apr 5 - 10:35 AM

Brad Marchand was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Lightning for spearing Jake Dotchin.

Marchand was standing around the Bolts' crease when Dotchin shoved him in the back. The Bruins forward responded by putting his stick right between Dotchin's legs. He also received a five-minute major on the play, which his team was able to kill off. You can watch the play by clicking the link below.
Apr 4 - 8:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Ryan Spooner
4Riley Nash
LW1Brad Marchand
2Jake DeBrusk
3Frank Vatrano
4Matt Beleskey
5Sean Kuraly
6Tim Schaller
7Peter Cehlarik
RW1David Pastrnak
2Anders Bjork
3David Backes
4Noel Acciari
5Kenny Agostino
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Kevan Miller
7Rob O'Gara
8Paul Postma
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre