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Brad Marchand Named NHL Second Star Of The Week

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins /

BOSTON, MA - The National Hockey League announced today, January 16, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending January 15.

Marchand, who was selected to the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, finished the week second in League scoring with eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games as the Bruins won two of three starts to improve to 23-18-5 (51 points), second in the Atlantic Division. On January 10, Marchand recorded two goals and one assist in a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. After being held pointless in a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on January 12, Marchand matched a career high with five points (two goals, three assists) while skating in his 500th career NHL game in a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on January 14.

In his eighth season, all with the Bruins, the 28-year-old Halifax, N.S. native leads the Bruins with 43 points (17 goals, 26 assists) in 46 games, tied for seventh in NHL scoring. Since December 22, Marchand leads the league in goals (8) and points (16).

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