Brad Marchand is having a great season. After last night, he’s got 32 goals and 38 assists. That’s good for 70 points. And that’s pretty rare around these parts. Brad becomes the 20th player to top 32 goals and 70 points.
The last Bruin to do it? Joe Thornton (36-65-101) and Glen Murray (44-48-92) both reached the mark in both columns in the 2002-03 season. Patrice Bergeron has never reached both totals in the same season, though he did go 31-42-73 in 2006-07 and 32-36-68 in 2015-16.
He’s also the 6th to get 3 short-handed goals en route to such lofty totals. He’s in great company there: Phil Esposito, Rick Middleton, and Bobby Orr each did it 3 times. Barry Pederson managed it twice, and Jason Allison used voodoo black magic in 2000-01 to reach 36-59-95 and 3 SHG.
Anyways, here’s your reminder that Brad Marchand is amazing and he’s killing it this season. He’s in a 4-way tie (with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and a giant pile of garbage) for 2nd in points in the league (Connor McDavid leads).
All stats from hockey-reference.com