BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, November 25, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL's first star of the week for the week ending November 24.
Marchand tied the league lead in points with three goals and four assists for seven points, with a league-best plus-six rating as the Bruins improved to 15-3-5 with three wins this week.
The 31-year old left winger tallied multiple points in all three games this week, starting with a three-assist night against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, November 19. On Thursday, November 21, Marchand scored back-to-back goals against the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-2 win that extended the Bruins point streak to six games. In the Bruins' final game of the week, Marchand recorded a goal and an assist in a 5-4 comeback overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, November 23.
Through 23 games this season, Marchand has 16 goals (T-3rd, NHL) and 23 assists (4th, NHL) for 39 points (3rd, NHL). Along with leading the Bruins in both assists and points, his plus-17 rating is tied for best in the league.