Marchand scored twice -- once shorthanded -- in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs. Marchand has been on fire lately, recording a point in each of his last five game, a stretch that's included at least one goal in each of the past four contests. The winger missed a bit of time with a concussion earlier in the year, but he's working at almost a point-per-game pace now with 16 points in 18 games.
Marchand recorded a goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Wild. Marchand has tallied goals in his last two games, bringing his season totals to seven goals and 13 points in 16 contests. With fellow winger Frank Vatrano now dealing with an upper-body injury, look for the B's to do some line-shuffling (that figures to affect Marchand) in advance of Saturday's game against Toronto.
Marchand picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay to extend his current point streak to six games and nine points (five goals, four assists). He also had five shots and a minor penalty. Marchand's play has keyed Boston's recent success -- they've gone 5-1 during his streak. He can be a multi-categorical contributor when he's on his game. Use him well.
Marchand will not face additional discipline from the league after Friday's boarding hit on Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Marchand's controversial call resulted in a five-minute, major penalty for game misconduct as handed down by the zebras. This took place in the third period and after Marchand scored the first two goals of the game, including one on the power play. Fantasy poolies counting on the star winger can breath a collective sigh of relief as he evidently has avoided a suspension.
In his return to action Saturday against the Coyotes, Marchand (concussion) scored a shorthanded goal on five shots while seeing 18:57 worth of ice time. After missing two games due to a concussion, Marchand was reunited with linemates Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson, which resulted in Brett Connolly being made a healthy scratch Saturday. Through his first three contests, Marchand has just the one goal, but with the Bruins showing signs of life over their last couple of outings, we'd expect the pesky winger to pick up the scoring pace sooner rather than later.
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