Trailing the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 in the middle of the second period, the Bruins were in desperate need of some offense Tuesday night. Luckily one of the most prolific goal scorers in team history was on the ice - and he delivered.
Brad Marchand is quickly closing in on the team's all-time Top 10 goals scored list - he's 11th - and he added to that total with a pair of second-period goals, upping his season total to 30.
In reaching the 30-goal mark, he becomes the first Bruin with four straight seasons of 30-plus goals in almost three decades, and just the sixth player to accomplish the feat in team history.
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Brad Marchand became the sixth player in @NHLBruins franchise history to record 4+ consecutive seasons with 30+ goals. The others:
Phil Esposito (8x)
Rick Middleton (7x)
Peter McNab (6x)
Johnny Buyck (5x)
Cam Neely (5x) #NHLStats #BOSvsCBJ pic.twitter.com/L2hlbhzONE — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 13, 2019
Marchand also has 55 assists to go with those 30 goals, giving him a career-high 85 points for the third straight season - and he's still got 12 games left in the regular season.
Should he keep up his current pace, he's got a great chance to be the first Bruin with a 100-point season since Joe Thornton in 2002-03.
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