Brad Marchand Snaps 19-Game Goal Drought With Power-Play Snipe (GIF)

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BOSTON — Brad Marchand finally got the monkey off his back Tuesday night.

The Boston Bruins winger potted his first goal of the season in the first period, sending a laser past San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi on the power play.

Marchand was held without a goal in each of the Bruins’ first seven games and also failed to light the lamp during the team’s 12-game playoff run last season. Entering Tuesday, he had not scored since putting one past then-New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur in last year’s regular-season finale.

Marchand’s excitement did not last long, however. He was whistled for cross-checking less than two minutes later, and Logan Couture scored on the ensuing man-advantage to tie the score at 1.

GIF via @PeteBlackburn

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