Boston Bruins: Have a night Brad Marchand!

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Brad Marchand
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Brad Marchand /

The Boston Bruins exploded out of the gate on Tuesday night. A few setbacks led to the game going into overtime, where one player saved the day once again.

The Boston Bruins seem to love playing in overtime as of late. The Bruins have played some free hockey in 3 out of their last 4 games.

After defeating the Montreal Canadiens, and sweeping the season series on Saturday night, the Bruins welcomed the Detroit Red Wings to town on Tuesday night. It was a high scoring affair with the B’s defeating the Red Wings 6-5 in Overtime.

Marchy! Marchy! Marchy!

Let’s start with the hero of the game, and that has to be Brad Marchand. “Marchy” had 3 goals and 2 assists on the night.

The first goal was the result of a beautiful pass from Torey Krug. Krug rifled a slap pass to Marchand who sniped the puck past Jared Coreau. The entire play belongs in a museum. His second goal came to fruition due to Marchand’s tireless effort and putting home his own rebound.

The cherry on top was his OT game-winning goal. Marchand secured a rebound that came off Jimmy Howard, showed off his filthy mitts, and then hit Howard with a beautiful backhand shot.

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Marchand has been amazing after regulation throughout his career. This overtime game-winner was Marchand’s 11th of his career. He now holds sole possession of the franchise record for overtime goals.

In Marchand’s last 22 games he has scored 12 goals and 21 assists. In 10 of those games, Marchand had multiple points.

Marchand has continued to show how great of a player he is. With all the Bruins injuries this is the perfect time for “Marchy” to go on a tear.

The Michigan man

Torey Krug was born in Michigan, went to college at Michigan State, and seems to love playing against his hometown team. Krug had 2 goals and 2 assists on the night. He showed how big of an offensive threat he can be, something that will be very important with Charlie McAvoy being out for a month.

Krug and Marchand seemed to have a lot of chemistry on Tuesday night as the duo combined for 5 goals and 4 assists with Krug assisting on both of Marchand’s goals. Krug flaunted his great passing ability as well as his cannon of a slapshot.

Krug has had a pretty good season with 13 goals and 34 assists. If Krug could be a more consistent player and not go through some of the rough patches he has had this season just imagine the numbers he could put up.

This next month the Bruins are going to be riding Krug as he is now arguably the best offensively skilled defenseman in the starting lineup.

Who couldn’t score?

Once again the Bruins were in the middle of a high scoring game. In the Bruins last 3 games they have scored 16 goals and allowed 10 goals. It has been a rough go of it for the goaltenders as of late. It seemed like the Bruins missed McAvoy’s defensive presence as they had issues getting the puck out of the zone at times. Also, it is never good to give up a two-goal lead twice in a single game.

Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots on Tuesday night and made some impressive saves. Every game I watch Khudobin in net he reminds me more and more of Tim Thomas.

“Dobby” seems to be all over the place, sprawling out to make saves.

Next: Examining life without Bergeron and Marchand

Next up for the Boston Bruins is the white-hot Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. With a depleted roster this game will be a big test for the B’s.