Can Brad Marchand Join Bruins' 100-Point Club? It May Come Down to Wire - NBC10 Boston

Can Brad Marchand Join Bruins' 100-Point Club? It May Come Down to Wire

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    Can Brad Marchand Join Bruins' 100-Point Club? It May Come Down to Wire
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    Can Brad Marchand join Bruins' 100-point club? It may come down to wire

    Don't let Brad Marchand's Twitter account (and future Instagram account?) distract you. The Boston Bruins winger is having a season for the record books.

    After tallying three assists Thursday in Boston's wild win over the Florida Panthers, Marchand has a team-leading 80 points (27 goals, 53 assists) through 67 games.

    That means the 30-year-old would need 20 points in the Bruins' final 15 games to reach the 100-point plateau. If he keeps up his current pace, he'll finish with ... 98 (97.9, to be exact).

    Marchand has made a furious push of late, though, with nine points in his last five contests. And if he stays red-hot to reach the century mark, he'll become just the 25th Bruins player ever to tally 100 points in a single season.

    It's a quite the impressive list, too: Not since Joe Thornton during the 2002-03 season (101 points) has a B's player crossed the 100-point threshold. After Thornton, you have to back another decade to Adam Oates, who amassed 112 points during the 1993-94 campaign.

    Here's the full list of Bruins players in the 100-point club. You may recognize a few names. (Five of the nine of them are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.)

    - Joe Thornton
    - Adam Oates (twice)
    - Joe Juneau 
    - Barry Pederson (twice)
    - Rick Middleton (twice)
    - Bobby Orr (six times)
    - Phil Esposito (five times)
    - John Bucyk
    - Ken Hodge (twice)

    As of now, Marchand is projected to fall just short of the 100-point mark. But let's just say he's used to playing above his height.

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