Marchand had two goals and an assist in a 6-1 victory over Philadephia on Saturday. One goal and the helper came with the man advantage. Marchand has seven points, including four on the power play, in five games this season. And the production is coming without the benefit of stud linemate David Pastrnak. We can't wait to see what Marchand can do with a dose of pasta in his life.
Marchand (groin) chipped in a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- and scored the shootout winner in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Devils. Marchand showed no signs of the groin injury that had put his status for this one in doubt. He opened the scoring on the power play with 2:20 left in the first, then assisted on Nick Ritchie's power-play tally in the third before scoring the only shootout goal for either team to win the game. The feisty winger has easily cleared a point per game in each of the past four seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down.
As expected, Marchand (groin) will be in the lineup for Thursday's season opener versus New Jersey, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Marchand was considered a game-time decision against the Devils, but he was always expected to play. The 32-year-old winger will skate on the Bruins' first line and top power-play unit Thursday.
Coach Bruce Cassidy calls Marchand (groin) a game-time decision for Thursday's season opener against New Jersey, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Cassidy previously indicated that the Bruins "fully expect" Marchand to play in the opener and supporting that notion is that the B's top left winger was present for the team's morning rushes Thursday, skating with Patrice Bergeron and Jack Studnicka.
Marchand (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports. Meanwhile, coach Bruce Cassidy relayed that the Bruins "fully expect" Marchand to play in the team's season-opener against New Jersey on Thursday. With David Pastrnak (hip) set to miss time early on, Marchand is in line to work on the team's top line with Patrice Bergeron (as usual) and for now, Jack Studnicka.
Last 7 Games
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