BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, October 28, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL's first star of the week for the week ending October 27.
Marchand was tied for the league lead in scoring with three goals and five assists for eight points with a plus-seven rating through three games this week as the Bruins improved to 8-1-2 (18 points), good for the highest team point percentage in the NHL this season.
The 31-year-old left winger tallied a goal and an assist in the team's 4-2 win over the Atlantic Division rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, October 22. After three days of rest, Marchand notched an assist as the Bruins earned a 3-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, October 26. The 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward finished his week with a two-goal, three-assist performance in the team's 7-4 win at N.Y. Rangers on Sunday, October 27. His five points are tied with Connor McDavid for the most in a game by a player this season.
Through 11 games this season, Marchand has seven goals (T-7th, NHL) and 13 assists (T-3rd, NHL) for 20 points (5th, NHL) with a plus-11 rating (T-1st, NHL). He is currently riding a 10-game point streak dating back to the team's second game of the season on October 5.
This is the second straight week a Bruins player has been named NHL first star of the week. David Pastrnak was named the NHL's first star of the week for the week ending October 20 after leading the league with seven goals and nine points over three games.