On pace for the best season of his career, Brad Marchand tallied two goals and added an assist Saturday night to lead the Bruins past Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars, 7-3.
Marchand has now scored in 15 of his last 16 games, and has 20 points (15g, 5a) in his last 17 games. Marchand added goals No. 29 and 30 on the season at 13:24 into the first period and then again at 13:24 of the second.
While Boston peppered Kari Lehtonen with 42 shots, Tuukka Rask held down the back end for the Bruins (32-21-6) against the Stars, stopping 26 of 29 shots.
The Bruins also got goals from Loui Eriksson, Matt Beleskey, David Krejci, and Brett Connolly, who scored on the empty net.
Eriksson amidst recent trade rumors, has scored in five of the six games on the Bruins six-game road trip, adding goal No. 21 of the season. Eriksson has now scored 20 or more goals six times in his career.
The Bruins trailed early and the final game of the six game road trip looked to be a loss for the B’s, after Patrick Sharp put the Stars (37-17-6) up 3-1 at the end of the first.
Marchand’s 2nd goal pic.twitter.com/YsLk45kGAe
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The second period was owned by Claude Julien’s squad. An Adam McQuaid fight along with two goals 35 seconds apart from Brad Marchand and Kevan Miller put the Bruins right back in the game.
Adam McQuaid giving the ones and twos to Antoine Roussel pic.twitter.com/LHoNRFlFcw
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It was the Bruins game from there, scoring three more times in the third period, giving the Black and Gold a much needed win to end a season-long six game road trip.
With 70 points, the Bruins now sit two points above Tampa Bay, and five points behind division leader Florida, maintaining second place in the Atlantic division.