Marchand scored two goals and added an assist with a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 victory against the Coyotes on Tuesday. The 30-year-old went three straight without a point to begin the month, but in the last three contests, Marchand has three goals and eight points. He's behind last season's scoring pace, but Marchand's shooting percentage sits at just 11.1 percent, which is the lowest of his career. Marchand will likely score more during the second half, and he has a league-leading 74 PIM to boot.
Marchand fashioned three assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Saturday's 6-3 home win over the Maple Leafs. Marchand going off for three points wasn't all that unusual, but the point-packing pest keeping to himself after a fight between teammate Matt Grzelcyk and Toronto's Zach Hyman -- which resulted in game misconduct penalties and ejections for each player -- was atypical of him. Marchand actually didn't accrue any PIM in this one, though he does have 72 of those through 29 games while averaging close to a point per contest.
Marchand scored on the power play during a 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders on Thursday. After going goalless in seven straight contests, Marchand was able to snap one home off assists from Torey Krug and David Pastrnak. The last time he failed to score in seven straight was back in March of 2015. The Bruins are certainly feeling the effect of Patrice Bergeron's (ribs) absence, especially offensively. Unlike last season, the team doesn't have a quality center to replace him with as Riley Nash was let go in free agency. For now, 23-year-old Colby Cave will be centering the first line until a better fit can be found.
Marchand assisted on both Bruins goals as they fell to the Maple Leafs 4-2 on Monday. Marchand failed to score a point in the past three games -- his longest drought of the season -- but managed to pick up two against Toronto. His offensive production has dipped with the injury TO Patrice Bergeron (ribs), but he still has 23 points in 24 games this season.
Marchand collected seven shots on goal during a 2-1 overtime win against the Penguins on Friday. The seven shots on goal are the most for Marchand since March 19 of last season, when he posted eight shots against the Blue Jackets. He has struggled offensively since the B's lost Patrice Bergeron, but Marchand is still one of the better offensive threats in the league. The winger has 21 points in 22 games this season.
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