You may or may not be a fan of Bruins forward Brad Marchand, but you can’t deny that the man has been pretty clutch this season.
On Sunday night, Marchand scored the game-winning goal in Boston’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild. This isn’t the first time he’s scored in the extra frame this season. The 29-year-old has now found the back of the net five times in overtime in 2017-18. Remarkable.
Marchand’s linemate, Patrice Bergeron, also had a positive night in his return to the lineup. He finished the night with two helpers, a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 19:08 of ice time. Not bad for a guy who missed almost a month of action because of a broken foot.
That allowed Minnesota to collect a valuable point in the standings, as they’re now three points clear of Colorado in the race for third place in the Central Division. The Wild had a pretty nice weekend overall. They beat Nashville on Saturday and took the Bruins to OT tonight.
“We get 3 out of 4 points against 2 of the best teams in the league; we’ve gone 3-0-2 in the last five,” Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau said, per Michael Russo of The Athletic. “I think we’re holding our own. We’re not getting anywhere fast getting a point here and a point there, but I think we’re going in the right direction.”
As for the Bruins, they find themselves two points behind Tampa with a game in hand. They can still come away with the Atlantic crown.