Brad Marchand provided both himself and the Boston Bruins a second-period spark.
The Bruins winger unleashed a wrist shot past New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood at 15:48 of the middle frame, not long after he went to the box for a two-minute roughing penalty. The roughing penalty, of note, came after Marchand body slammed Jesper Bratt and followed up with a few punches during the skirmish.
Marchand’s power play goal cut Boston’s deficit to 3-2 against the Devils.
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Unfortunately for Marchand and the B’s, New Jersey extended its lead back to two goals, 4-2, at 17:06. The Devils maintained that lead heading into the second intermission.
For Marchand, it was lucky No. 13 on the season.