Brad Marchand has become an elite penalty killer — so good, that he has a chance to make Boston Bruins history Saturday.
The B’s are set to face the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. When the Bruins faced Philly on Tuesday, Marchand scored a shorthanded goal in the win. The first-line winger added another shorty Thursday as Boston beat the Washington Capitals.
Marchand is not the first Bruin to post shorthanded goals in back-to-back games. But if he buries another Saturday, that’ll be a first in franchise folklore.
From NHL PR on Twitter: “Brad Marchand (2 SHG in 2 GP) can become the first in club history with a shorthanded goal in 3 straight games when the Bruins face Philadelphia. Mike Richards (2008-09 w/ PHI) was the last NHL player to do so.”
As you could tell, not only would it be an impressive feat from a Bruins perspective, but it also would be an accomplishment that very rarely is attained. It’s also worth mentioning that Marchand already holds the Bruins franchise record for career shorthanded-goals (30), so now he’s just competing against himself.
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