Brad Marchand

Hockey Player

Brad Marchand was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 11th, 1988 and is the Hockey Player. At the age of 35, Brad Marchand biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Bradley Kevin Marchand
Date of Birth
May 11, 1988
Place of Birth
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
35 years old
Zodiac Sign
$25 Million
Ice Hockey Player
Social Media
Brad Marchand Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 35 years old, Brad Marchand has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark brown
Eye Color
Dark brown
Not Available
Brad Marchand Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Brad Marchand Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Not Available
Brad Marchand Life

Bradley Kevin Marchand (, ; born May 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Marchand was selected by the Bruins in the third round, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

During his time with Boston, he won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and was named to the 2017 and 2018 NHL All-Star Game. Marchand played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) prior to his NHL career.

Early life

Marchand was born on May 11, 1988, in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, a suburb of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Marchand was the oldest of four children born to Kevin and Lynn Marchand, with all of his siblings born in a four-year span. His father was known as a goon during his junior ice hockey years, at one time engaging in 40 fights within a 40-game span. After collecting 358 penalty minutes in one season, Kevin Marchand's coach taught him how to balance the physical aspect of the game with skill and scoring, a lesson which he in turn taught his children as they began their hockey careers. Marchand began playing hockey at the age of two in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, and developed an aggressive playing style from a young age. He remembers beginning to fight in games around the age of 13 as an outlet for his excessive energy. The following year, he hit an opponent with enough force to damage the cage on the player's helmet. Marchand struggled with his temper throughout his childhood, and took anger management classes as an adolescent. As his hockey career progressed, he would also begin seeing a sport psychologist to address his on-ice frustrations.

Growing up, Marchand became close friends with future National Hockey League (NHL) player Andrew Bodnarchuk, a fellow Hammonds Plains native and his minor ice hockey teammate for the Dartmouth Subways of the Timberlea Amateur Sports Association. Marchand also played for his school team at Madeline Symonds Middle School alongside Bodnarchuk. Marchand gained a reputation both for taking penalties and for riling his opponents during his minor hockey career, and he formed intense rivalries both with his Cole Harbour rivals and with his larger, stronger teammates.

Personal life

Marchand and former Bruins teammate Kevan Miller, both avid crossbow hunters, own an outdoor sports company called March & Mill Co. In November 2020, they purchased a sports outfitter lodge on Red Indian Lake in Newfoundland, with the intention of offering hunting and fishing expeditions in the province.

Marchand married his wife Katrina in September 2015. He has two daughters named Sawyer and Rue and a stepson named Sloane.


Brad Marchand Career

Playing career

In the 2004 QMJHL Entry Draft, the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) was selected Marchand 24th overall. In his rookie year, he scored 29 goals for Moncton and was named Rookie of the Year by the team. Moncton brought Ted Nolan as their new head coach just a few weeks before the 2005-06 QMJHL season, giving the skater a big role on the team. Marchand played 29 goals and 66 points in 68 Moncton's regular season games, and led the team to a President's Cup championship and the Memorial Cup finals with another five goals and 14 assists in 20 playoff games. In the finals, the Wildcats were eventually disqualified to the Quebec Remparts. The Boston Bruins of the NHL spent the season scouting Marchand and selling two fourth-round picks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for a third-round pick, which they used to select Marchand 71st overall. In October 2007, Marchand signed an entry-level deal with the company.

The Wildcats traded Marchand and two draft picks to the Val-d'Or Foreurs in exchange for Luc Bourdon, Jean-Sebastien Adam, and Ian Mathieu-Girard, the first part of the trade entered into operation sometime before the 2006–07 QMJHL season. In 57 regular-season games with Val-d'Or, he scored 33 goals and 47 assists, and in the playoffs, he led the team with 16 goals and 24 assists in 20 games. He did appear to be a grinder at the same time, clocking in 36 penalty minutes. Although the Lewiston Maineiacs thrashed the Foreurs in the Memorial Cup finals, Maineiacs skater David Perron and goaltender Jonathan Bernier, both for their offensive capability and the way in which he enraged his opponents. In 33 games, he returned to the Foreurs for the second season, scoring 21 goals and 23 assists.

The Foreurs sold Marchand to the Halifax Mooseheads in exchange for forward Maxime Sauve and five future draft picks, with two of whom were included in the first round. Halifax had acquired Sauve from the Quebec Remparts earlier this day in exchange for centre David Gilbert. He had been eager to join his hometown team, where his childhood friends Hillier and Bodnarchuk were already playing in Marchand, who had first told Marchand about future trades. He appeared in 26 games for Halifax during his career, totaling 29 points, before leading the team in 14 games with 18 postseason points. Following the Mooseheads' loss of three straight semifinal games to the Gatineau Olympiques, head coach Cam Russell made Marchand a healthy scratch for Game 4, which Halifax also lost as well.

The Bruins told Marchand that rather than joining the team for the remainder of the season, he will attend summer training camp. Marchand was dissatisfied with his decision, which was suspected of being due to his on-ice presence, and he began the Bruins' 2008 training camp, hoping to recover his image and brand himself as a good player. He spent his time with the Providence Bruins, Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, in 2008, where he came in second place in scoring among all AHL rookies with 18 goals and 41 assists in 79 games. Marchand scored another seven goals and eight assists in 16 games, extending the scoring into the playoffs. The Providence Bruins advanced to the final four of the 2009 Calder Cup playoffs, where they were eliminated by the championship-winning Hershey Bears.

Marchand earned his first NHL call-up after scoring six points in his first six games in the 2009–2010 season. He made his NHL debut against the Nashville Predators on October 21, 2009. He gave Michael Ryder a helping hand. Boston sent Marchand back to Providence, where he scored just seven goals in a 28-game stretch. Marchand saw a hot streak of 16 points in 14 AHL games, earning him his second call-up. He played in 20 NHL games this year, putting up only one assist and 20 penalty minutes.

Marchand's initial intention was to be the Bruins' spare fourth-line forward for the 2010–11 season, with Daniel Paille replacing Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton. Nevertheless, a solid training camp effort moved Paille from the starting lineup to the bench, with the latter filling in during brief periods of injury. Marchand had a break-out season on the fourth line after scoring his first NHL goal against the Buffalo Sabres on November 3, 2010: he had scored 13 goals and earned 25 points, while the Buffalo Sabres had a +21 plus-minus, and had a +21 plus-minus. In addition, his four short-handed goals were the most in the NHL. Marchand had 41 points by the end of the season, much less than fellow rookies Jeff Skinner, Logan Couture, and Michael Grabner, but he spent much less time on the ice, and when he was asked to play, he had few opportunities to score. Marchand was suspended for his first time in his NHL career this season, as well as a two-game suspension for elbowing R. J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 17. That year, Marchand was named winner of the Bruin's Seventh Player Award, which was distributed to the player who exceeded hopes by fans of the New England Sports Network. He continued his strong offensive play into the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs by scoring 19 points in 25 games, including two goals and one assist in Game 7 of the finals, assisting Boston in clinching the championship. Sportswriters had blasted Daniel Sedin repeatedly in the game before, causing no penalty. After the fact, reporters questioned why Marchand stayed unprovoked, to which he replied, "Because I felt like it." Jeremy Roenick, the second-most in any NHL rookie, tied for 11 playoff goals during Marchand's 2011 championship run.

The Bruins reported on September 14, 2011 that they had re-signed Marchand to a two-year deal, but gave no details about the contract. Marchand scored the Bruins' first goal of the 2011-12 NHL season on a backhand against the Philadelphia Flyers just shy of his debut. Marchand scored three goals and a career-high five points in the Bruins' win over the Florida Panthers on December 23, 2011, kicking three goals and a career-high five points later this season. Marchand also began to develop his reputation as a pest as the season progressed. Officials said both times that October, Marchand tried to fight with P. K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens twice within the same game, but that was broken up by officials both times. The NHL suspended Marchand $2,500 for slew footing Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins the week before, a move that culminated in a fight between Marchand and Niskanen. Marchand was suspended for five games and fined over $150,000 for an unlawful head blow on Vancouver Canucks Sami Salo, resulting in a concussion. Marchand and Julien defended the attack, alleging that it was done in self-defense against Salo, who stood 6 inches (150 mm) taller than Marchand. Marchand was promoted to the Bruins' "Merlot" line with Campbell and Thornton for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs after scoring 28 goals and 55 points during the regular season while playing on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin. The Bruins fell to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals after battling their way to a Game 7 overtime. Both the Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy for outstanding results during home games and the John P. Bucyk Award for charitable contributions off the ice were given at the end of the year.

The Bruins' salary soared by four years on September 7, 2012, with his salary exceeding an average annual income of $4.5 million. Many of Marchand's teammates signed contracts to play in European hockey leagues, an option that Marchand greeted with trepidation when the 2012–13 NHL season was postponed indefinitely due to a lockout. He ultimately decided against the lockout and did not play competitive hockey until the season got underway in January 2013. Marchand, who both of whom were shut out in the Swiss National League, was concerned that he would miss practice compared to his teammates. In 45 games of the lock-out season, he scored 18 goals and 18 assists, according to a regular 82-game year. Marchand scored his first postseason overtime goal against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, as the Bruins entered the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, defeating a depleted roster in six games.

Marchand continued to adjust to his new linemate Loui Eriksson after a preseason match against the Winnipeg Jets. Marchand's losses into the regular season stalled, with just three goals after the first 20 games of the year. On several occasions, Bruins coach Claude Julien moved Marchand from the second to the third and fourth lines, giving players like Jordan Caron the opportunity to fill his position in the top-six. In a game that the Bruins lost 6–2 to Julien, who wanted to improve Marchand's scoring while tempering his emotions, he taunting the Canucks by kissing his Stanley Cup championship ring. Marchand had increased to 25 goals and set a career high of 28 assists by the end of the regular season, but he expressed disappointment in his own results, blaming a lack of understanding of hockey's mental aspects. Marchand's scoring woes continued in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, with only five assists in twelve games and missing an empty net goal from only 3 feet (0.91 m) away. Despite dissatisfaction with his own results, the Bruins gave Marchand the 2014 Eddie Shore Award, which is given to the player who displays "extraordinary hustle and determination" throughout the season.

Marchand spent his offseason conditioning and mental aspects of the game in the hopes of ending his slump from the previous season. Despite the fact that the Bruins' season was considered a disappointment, the team finished the year with 96 points and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007, Marchand was a strong player, leading Boston with 24 total goals and five game-winning goals. With Bergeron and David Krej, he spent the year on the top line, collaborating with his two linemates for 50 total goals. In an interview, Marchand confessed that the Bruins had been "a little bit divided" and that "different cliques" existed on the team, which influenced their on-ice success. He also revealed that he had suffered an elbow injury since the 2014 playoffs, and that he underwent surgery in the 2015 offseason to repair torn tendons in the region. Marchand is the Bruins' Third Star of the Year, according to the Sports Hub, with Bergeron and Rask receiving the first and second roles respectively.

The Bruins' offense continued to fail into the 2015–16 NHL season, although Marchand was indefinitely placed on the injured list. He had been stunned by a collision with Dale Weise of the Canadiens on October 10 and did not return to action; the Bruins later announced that Marchand had sustained a concussion as a result of the accident. He appeared in two games before returning to Arizona on October 17 for a match against the Arizona Coyotes. In November, Marchand was on the other side of a suspension when he was barred from receiving an unlawful check to the head from Colorado Avalanche skater Gabriel Landeskog. Landeskog was banned from two games for throwing a punch after the incident, while Marchand was fined $5,000 for throwing a punch. For clipping Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators, Marchand received a suspension of his own. Marchand was banned from three games and over $150,000 because he was deemed a repeat offender. Marchand was allowed an overtime penalty shot against the Buffalo Sabres on February 6, 2016, but defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen dropped his stick to grab Marchand and block a shot. Marchand made the shot for the first overtime penalty-shot goal in franchise history. Marchand scored a career-high 37 goals during the 2015–16 season, though the Bruins missed the playoffs once more with a regular season tiebreaker loss to the Ottawa Senators. As voted by New England Sports Network supporters, he also received his second Seventh Player Award.

The Bruins announced on September 26, 2016, that they had agreed to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension that would continue through the 2024-27 NHL season. The deal had an annual average of $6.125 million. Marchand began the 2016-17 season with a scoring burst, scoring two goals and five points in the first game of the season, followed by four points in the next three games. Marchand was the first to be selected in the NHL All-Star Game in January 2017 after leading the Bruins in scoring for the first half of the season, scoring 13 goals and 22 assists in 43 games. After speaking with the Department of Player Safety for a "dangerous ride" of Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings, he barely missed the game, but was fined $10,000 and no suspension. In the third period of a 6–3 victory over Vancouver, Marchand scored his second hat trick of his NHL career with three goals. Marchand missed the Tampa Bay Lightning's final two games of the year after scoring 85 points in the regular season. The Bruins' 4–0 victory in the game helped them secure a spot in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. In the first round of the six-game tournament, the Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators, with Marchand scoring just one goal. Marchand's first NHL first All-Star team pick was made in the United States, while the Bruins presented him with the Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy and the team's Third Star.

Marchand wanted to focus on his consistent offensive output for the 2017–18 NHL season after a rough start to 2016–17. However, his athletic abilities that season were greatly honed by his on-ice behavior. Marcus Johansson, a five-game suspension from the NHL for an elbow to the head of Devils skater Marcus Johansson, who sustained a concussion from the game, was suspended from the game in January 2018. It was the ninth time Marchand had been fined or suspended from the Department of Player Safety. Despite the fact that the 2018 All-Star Game was held in the midst of Marchand's suspension, he was allowed to compete in the game and skills competition at Amalie Arena, where he was subjected to booing from fans in attendance. After receiving a previous warning about embellishing his reaction to a hit in an effort to pull penalties, Marchand was fined $2,000 for embellishing a tripping penalty by Olli Maatta of the Penguins. Marchand collided with Blackhawks skater Anthony Duclair the following day, resulting in the latter's season-ending leg injury. According to Duclair, Marchand had reached out to him following the accident but that it was also a "pretty dirty" play. Marchand received his second fine in less than a month for cross-checking Andrew MacDonald of the Philadelphia Flyers on April 2, a $5,000 fine. Marchand scored his third hat trick of his career against the Red Wings in overtime. Glen Murray's record for the most minutes in the Bruins since overtime was reinstated during the 1983-84 NHL season was also his 11th regular-season overtime goal, surpassing him for the most among the Bruins since overtime was reinstated. For the second year in a row, Marchand received the Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy, and the Bruins' Third Star was promoted from Third Star to Second at the end-of-year awards ceremony.

Marchand's on-ice conduct came to a halt during the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, when the NHL put him on alert for kissing and licking his opponents, a practice that the league condemned "unacceptable" while still advising that "similar conduct in the future will be dealt with by additional discipline." During a November 2017 game against the Maple Leafs, Marchand's habit was first detected when he leaned in to kiss Leo Komarov on the cheek rather than fighting him. Marchand licked Komarov on the face during Game 1 of the first-round playoff series between Toronto and Boston, joking to reporters, "I just wanted to get closer to him." Both he and the NHL denied that licking Komarov resulted in a warning or discipline by the league. Rather, the warning came during the Tampa Bay Lightning's second round of playoffs, when he screamed Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning on the face. After getting the warning, Marchand told reporters that he would "really take a good look in the mirror" and improve "some character traits" as a result of the warning. Following the Bruins' elimination from the playoffs, the club revealed that several skaters had been suffering from injuries, with Marchand suffering a groin injury that forced him to miss the final six to seven games. Marchand had 85 points in 68 regular-season games as well as an additional 17 points in 12 playoff appearances, despite his injuries and scandals.

Marchand became frustrated with Capitals forward Lars Eller's post-goal celebrations, kicking the skater hard enough to bloody him in the first game of the Bruins' 2018-19 season. Marchand was banned from the game of combat and instigator penalties, as well as a 10-minute game misconduct. Marchand tied his career-high four assists in a game against the Buffalo Sabres in his next game. Marchand continued to produce offensive energy throughout the season, and his career's 26th shorthanded goal of his career was defeated by Rick Middleton's franchise record on March 31, 2019. Marchand scored his 100th point of the season and first Bruin since Joe Thornton during the 2002-03 season. Marchand's second all-Star team pick, as well as his third straight Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy and the Bruins' First Star, as well as his third consecutive Thomas C. Dufresne Trophy and the Bruins' First Star honor for his efforts. Marchand came under fire on May 1st as Boston and Columbus continued to compete together in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs for a blow to Scott Harrington's head, which did not result in a suspension. Marchand did not have a regular-season scoring presence into the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, scoring only two goals and receiving a 2 rating. The Bruins advanced to seven games, losing 4–1 in the final, while Marchand accepted blame for a portion of his team's loss. Marchand skated to the bench during Game 7's first period, allowing Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo of the Blues to skate by him after intermission, with the latter scoring a goal against Tuukka Rask.

Marchand and the Bruins began the 2019-20 NHL season with a pledge to move beyond the previous season's Stanley Cup finals and into continued the discipline that Marchand had been following in recent years. The Bergeron – Marchand – David Pastrk line scored a total of 13 points against the New York Rangers on October 27, an unprecedented display. Although Bergeron scored his fifth career hat trick, Marchand and Pastro accounted for five points apiece, the first pair of Bruins teammates to do so since Joe Thornton and Glen Murray in 2001. With a first-period goal against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Marchand became the 11th Bruins skater to reach 600 points in his career. Marchand and his colleagues maintained their scoring rate throughout the season, and when the NHL suspended operations in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marchand ranked sixth in the NHL with 87 points. Marchand became a playmaker while playing on the top line of the season, establishing goals for Bergeron and Pastrk. Despite the fact that Marchand had only 28 goals in the regular season, he had 59 assists, the fifth-highest in the league this year and the fifth on the Bruins. Pastr's 48 regular-season goals had 26 of Marchand's, including 18 primary assists, which included 18 primary assists. During the pause, Marchand was worried that the NHL would attempt to restart operations too quickly, resulting in "mostly, really ugly" games as unprepared skaters began playing without adequate training time. Marchand was one of 31 Bruins invited to participate in the Toronto quarantine "bubble" when the NHL resumed operations for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in July. Despite Marchand scoring six goals in as many games during the playoffs, the Bruins lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Marchand was named the Bruins' Third Star at the start of the season, but his three-year streak of winning the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy came to an end when the award went to Pastrk. The NHL has also named Marchand to their 2019–20th All-Star team.

Marchand's sports hernia surgery, which took an estimated four-month recovery time, put the possibility that he will be back for the 2020-20 NHL season in question. Marchand, who reported that the injury had been causing him pain for two and a half years, kept the Bruins full strength against the New Jersey Devils on January 14, scoring their team's first goal of the season. Marchand was also named alternate captain of the Bruins ahead of the season, working alongside David Krej as Patrice Bergeron filled the captain's void left by Zdeno Chara. Marchand was placed on the NHL COVID protocol list on March 27, allowing young player Trent Frederic the opportunity to occupy his position on the top line. He returned from two missed games after discovering that a false positive test had placed him on the list. Marchand played in his 800th NHL game as the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils and clinched a berth in the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs on May 3, 2021. He was the 13th player in Bruins history to play in 800 or more games. Marchand led the team with 27 goals, 36 assists, and 63 points, as well as four shorthanded goals and five game-winning goals by the end of the regular season. He was the Bruins' First Star at their awards banquet and took home both his fourth Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy and second Eddie Shore Award. In Game 2 of the second round against the New York Islanders, Marchand continued to score game-winning goals in the playoffs, first an overtime goal against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the first round. His Game 2 overtime goal was only 39 seconds into the season, beating Bobby Orr's 1970 record for the fastest overtime game-winning goal in Bruins postseason history. Orr scored 40 seconds in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals against the Blues, clinching the Bruins' fourth championship. Marchand scored two goals in the Bruins' Game 6 loss to the Islanders, tying for the most goals in Bruins elimination games with nine. Despite placing fifth in Hart Trophy voting, Marchand was selected in the 2021 All-NHL First Team at the end of June, with Connor McDavid being a unanimous first pick.

Marchand scored a point on a penalty shot during the Bruins' first home game of 2021-22 season after Dallas Stars defenseman Ryan Suter was suspended for holding on a failed Marchand breakaway. Following Mats Sundin in 2006 and Chris Kelly in 2013, Marchand became the third player to score the first goal of a franchise's season on a penalty shot. On November 29, Marchand received his seventh suspension of his NHL career after being suspended for three games after slew-footing Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Canucks. Marchand was not penalized during the game, and Ekman-Larsson was not hurt. The Marchand and Craig Smith families were added to COVID-19 protocols on December 14, which was co-operative. The Boston Bruins' season was suspended during the annual Christmas break, four days later and amidst a larger team outbreak. On February 9, Marchand was suspended for his second time this season and eighth time in his career, after receiving a six-game suspension for roughing and high-sticking goaltender Tristan Jarry of the Penguins. Jarry made a remark to Marchand, who replied by punching the goaltender in the chest and hitting him with his stick, earning Marchand a match penalty, which are returned to the government when the officials determine an "intent to injure." Marchand said in a press conference on February 11, 2022, that he believed his words were "stupid" but not "suspension-worthy" but that he was considering appealing his suspension.

Marchand underwent hip arthroscopy and labral repair on both hips on May 27-2022, and the 2022-2022 season is expected to miss six months without a return table from late November to early December.

Career statistics

Bold indicates led league


PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: The Panthers stunned the Bruins with a 7-5 victory, forcing Game 7 to be called off, April 29, 2023
After surviving a dramatic third period to defeat the Boston Bruins, 7-5 in Friday's Game 6, the Florida Panthers are still alive in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The game now shifts back to Boston, where the highly favored Bruins will try to prevent elimination - and embarrassment - in Game 7 on Sunday. The two teams combined for seven third-period goals, three of which occurred in a four-minute span in the middle of the game.

Taylor Hall and Jake DeBrusk of the Boston Bruins scored twice in a 6-2 victory over the Panthers, April 24, 2023
Linus Ullmark went to play on ice with a few minutes to play, which isn't a good thing for hockey goaltenders. In this case, the Boston Bruins appreciated him more. After drawing a misconduct foul, Ullmark stopped 41 shots before escaping with 3:11 still on the field, and the Bruins defeated the Panthers 6-2 on Sunday, moving one game away from the second round of the playoffs.

With a win over the Florida Panthers, Stanley Cup favorite Boston Bruins has confirmed NHL playoffs, April 18, 2023
With a 3-1 win over the visiting Florida Panthers on Monday night, Brad Marchand's 50th career playoff goal set the Boston Bruins' Eastern Conference first-round series, the ultimate difference maker. Marchand, the eighth active NHL player with the second period, joins Cam Neely (55) as the second-ever Bruin to reach that mark. Boston's David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk scored, as the team won the most regular-season victories (65) and points (135) in league history.
Brad Marchand Tweets