BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, January 22, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL third star of the week for the week ending January 21.
Marchand, who was selected to his second-straight All-Star Game in 2018, led the league in scoring this week with two goals and five assists for seven points as the Bruins earned seven of a possible eight points to improve to 27-10-8 (62 points), second in the Eastern Conference. Marchand notched one goal and one assist in the team's 4-1 home win against Montreal on January 17. On January 18, the 5-foot-9, 181-pound left wing scored one goal and added two assists, as his linemate Patrice Bergeron recorded his second hat trick of the season in Boston's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Brooklyn. To finish the week, Marchand tallied two assists as the Bruins defeated the Canadiens 4-1 in Montreal on January 20 for their third win against their Atlantic Division rivals in one week.
In his ninth NHL season, all with the Bruins, the 29-year-old Halifax, Nova Scotia native leads the team in scoring with 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points in 37 games. His plus-24 rating is tied for first in the NHL while his 1.3 points per game ranks third among all skaters. Since January 1, Marchand is tied for the league lead in scoring with five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in eight games.