Marchand has 28 goals, 87 points and a plus-25 rating through 70 games this season. Regardless of the NHL's plans for the rest of the season, Marchand has already posted his fourth straight campaign with at least 85 points. The 31-year-old forward is second on the team behind David Pastrnak's 95 points in 70 games. The dynamic duo has given the Bruins a six-point cushion for the 2019-20 Presidents' Trophy.
Marchand (illness) scored a power-play goal on his only shot of the game in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Marchand's status was uncertain at the start of the day but he was well enough to give it a go and ended up opening the scoring in the final minute of the first period. The power-play tally, a deflection on the doorstep, was Marchand's 28th goal of the season. He's now lit the lamp in four straight games and is riding a 10-game point streak (five goals, 10 assists). With 84 points in 67 games on the year, Marchand has a shot at a second straight 100-point campaign.
Marchand (illness) took line rushes with the first unit and is expected to play Tuesday against the Lightning, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports. Marchand is on a nine-game, 14-point streak, and he'll have an opportunity to make it 10 against the second-place team in the Eastern Conference. The 31-year-old will return to his standard role flanking David Pastrnak on the top line, and Marchand will continue to work on the power play, where he's racked up 26 points this year.
Marchand, who was feeling under the weather Tuesday morning, is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Lightning. If Marchand is unable to play Tuesday night, Jake DeBrusk would likely move up to the Bruins' top line, with Anders Bjork a candidate to return to the team's forward mix after being a healthy scratch Saturday against the Islanders.
Marchand scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Islanders. The 31-year-old winger has found the scoresheet in nine straight games, piling up four goals and 14 points over that stretch. Marchand has already surpassed the 80-point plateau for the fourth straight season, and he's now only three goals shy of his fifth straight 30-goal campaign.
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