Brad Marchand Reaches 100th Point in Bruins' 6-2 Drubbing of Blue Jackets
Boston, MA– It seems like the Boston Bruins are done with low-scoring games as of late. Their latest effort against the Columbus Blue Jackets resulted in the third time in the last four games where there at least six goals during the game. Fortunately, the Bruins were on the side of the offensive onslaught this time as they blew out the Blue Jackets by a score of 6-2 last night.
Tuukka Rask impressed during the game as the goalie saved 32 shots and let up just two goals, which came during the middle of the third and final period. Rask can only be as good as his offense, though, and the Bruins definitely stepped up.
Jake DeBrusk was definitely the star of the game as he recorded two goals, including the first of the game, and one assist. The rest of the scoring efforts were buoyed by Marcus Johansson, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and Karson Kuhlman. Just going to show how versatile the Bruins offense is, Pastrnak's goal was his thirty-seventh of the season and Kuhlman's was only his third.
Marchand, on the other hand, recorded his thirty-sixth goal of the season, but he also assisted on the Pastrnak goal, which was good for his one hundredth point of the season. Fifth in the league in scoring, Marchand attained this vastly impressive milestone after two seasons with 85 points. The 30-year-old now has 36 goals and 64 assists on the season, during which he has only missed one game. He became the first Bruin to achieve the milestone since Joe Thornton did it for the 2002-03 Bruins. Marchand's been an integral part of the Bruins' efforts this season, undoubtedly.
After the win that denied Columbus a spot in the post-season (for now), the Bruins continued their own preparation for the playoffs at 48-23-9. They have just two games remaining in the regular season, and the first of these comes tomorrow night against the Minnesota Wild.