BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, March 12, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending March 11.
Marchand, who was selected to his second-straight All-Star Game in 2018, led the league in scoring this week with four goals and four assists for eight points as the Bruins won three straight home games to improve to 42-16-8 (94 points), second in the Eastern Conference. Marchand started his week by completing his third career hat trick with a game-winner in overtime against Detroit on Tuesday, March 6. It was his fourth overtime goal of the season and the 11th of his career, moving past Dit Clapper and Glen Murray (10 each) as Boston's all-time leader in overtime goals. On Thursday, March 8, he scored a goal with 22 seconds left in the third period to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 regulation win over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was his seventh game-winning goal of the season, placing him tied for fourth in the NHL in that category. The 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward finished his week with two assists in the team's 7-4 win over Chicago at TD Garden on Saturday, March 10.
In his ninth NHL season, all with the Bruins, the 29-year-old Halifax, Nova Scotia native leads the team in scoring with 29 goals and 40 assists for 69 points in 53 games. His plus-32 rating is tied for second in the NHL while his 1.3 points per game ranks fourth among all skaters.