It’s tempting to focus on Brad Marchand‘s goal-scoring ability, but he’s in the running for the Art Ross Trophy because of some great playmaking skills, too.
He made that point with a pretty astounding assist on Monday, looking as if he was some sort of unrealistically over-powered video game player in setting up David Backes‘ 1-0 tally during tonight’s big game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Watch Marchand’s 43rd assist and 80th point of 2016-17:
The NHL’s first star of the week doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Here’s the helper in GIF form, if that’s your preference.