Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins Issue Major Statement Towards Brad Marchand

Published January 21, 2024 at 4:29 PM

Saturday's matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens became a historic night for the team, filled with tributes and standout performances. The evening began with the Bruins honoring the 1987-88 team that ended a 45-year playoff jinx against the Canadiens, setting an auspicious tone for the night.

In a resounding 9-4 victory over their longstanding rivals, the Bruins not only clinched a win but also positioned themselves closely behind the NHL lead, trailing only the Vancouver Canucks by a single point. Amidst the team's success, the Boston Bruins reserved a special acknowledgment for Brad Marchand, who achieved a significant milestone during the game.

For Marchand, a notable two-point night was highlighted by his 20th goal of the 2023-24 season. This achievement catapulted Marchand into a league of his own, breaking a tie with Bruins legends Johnny Bucyk and longtime linemate Patrice Bergeron.

Both Bucyk and Bergeron had recorded ten consecutive seasons with 20 or more goals for the Bruins. Marchand's goal on Saturday marked his 11th consecutive season achieving this feat and his 13th overall.

Notably, if not for a lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Marchand would be on a remarkable 14-consecutive season streak, falling just two goals short during that particular season when he scored 18 goals in 45 games. The depth of Marchand's achievement adds an extra layer of significance to an already historic night for the Boston Bruins.
January 21   |   4216 answers
Boston Bruins Issue Major Statement Towards Brad Marchand

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