BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, April 5, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending April 4.
Marchand tallied five goals and two assists for seven points in three games this week for the Bruins to help lead the team to a 2-1 record in those games. The 32-year-old started the week with a one-goal, one-assist effort in the team's 5-4 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. He then scored the team's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to the Penguins on Thursday. To end the week, Marchand recorded his fourth career hat trick and his first four-point game of the season as the Bruins got the better of the Penguins in a 7-5 matinee win at TD Garden.
Through 32 games this season, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native leads the Bruins in all major offensive categories with 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points with a plus-12 rating.