Brad Marchand often gets attention for the negatives, and several times a season, he does something to his opponents that gets the fan talking. Marchand is one of the NHL’s biggest rats, and nobody in NHL history has served more suspensions than him.
Marchand has even admitted himself to being a rat, but he’s still a fantastic hockey player despite all of this. He’s one of the Boston Bruins’ biggest stars, and it’s been six years since he last scored less points than goals during a season. But this spring hasn’t been easy for him. And the last month has been a nightmare if we’re talking about scoring.
Boston Bruins played their first playoff game on Monday against the Canes, and during the game, ESPN was quick to show some stats regarding Marchand that he surely isn’t proud of. According to the graphics displayed, Marchand has only scored one goal in his last 13 games. And that goal was an empty-netter.
Marchand failed in breaking his goal-scoring drought in game 1, as the Bruins lost 5-1. Taylor Hall scored the Bruins only goal.
As Marchand left the game without a goal, his streak without a conventional goal now extends to 14 games. The last time he scored a goal that wasn’t an empty netter was on April 2, against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
He did, however, lead the Bruins in scoring with 80 points, but if the Bruins want to play more than just the first round, he’ll need to get the scoring going.