Brad Marchand sets Bruins franchise record for most playoff goals

Brad Marchand (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand of Halifax, Nova Scotia set the Bruins franchise record for most playoff goals in a career on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 3-1 Bruins win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in game four of the Eastern Conference first round playoff series from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. With the win, the Bruins lead the Maple Leafs three games to one in the best out of seven series.

Marchand now has 56 postseason goals for the Bruins since the 2011 National Hockey League postseason. That is one more than Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely of Comox, British Columbia, who had 55 postseason goals with the Bruins from 1987 to 1995.

On Saturday, Marchand scored the game-winning goal and Bruins franchise record breaking goal at 8:20 of the second period from defenseman Charlie McAvoy and Charlie Coyle on the power-play. At the time, the Bruins went up 2-0. Marchand added an assist on a goal by David Pastrnak with 42 seconds left in the second period, which put the Bruins up 3-0.

Marchand has two game-winning goals in the series. He also got the game-winning goal at 11:53 of the third period in a 4-2 Bruins win over the Maple Leafs in game three of the series on Wednesday. Marchand scored from Danton Heinen of Langley, British Columbia, which put the Bruins up 3-2 at the time.

In the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Marchand has three goals and five assists for eight points in four games. He is a +2, with two power-play goals, 14 shots on goal, four blocked shots, 11 hits, four takeaways, and two giveaways. Marchand’s other power-play goal came in game three of the series. Marchand scored from Pastrnak with 36 seconds left in the third period to close out the scoring. Game five of the series is Wednesday in Boston, with the Bruins having the chance to close it out.

 

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