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On pace for the best season of his career, Brad Marchand tallied two goals and added an assist Saturday night to put the Bruins past former Bruin 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 his 29th and 30th of the season at 13:24 into the first and then again 13:24 of the second.
Yes, that’s right, he scored at the exact same time in the first and second period.
While Boston peppered Kari Lehtonen with 42 shots, Tuukka Rask held down the back end for the Bruins (32-21-6) against the Stars Saturday night, 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, scored 5 of the 6 games on the Bruins six-game road trip, adding his 21st of the season, scoring 20 or more goals for the 6th time 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.
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.
It was the Bruins game from there on out, scoring three more times in the third period, giving the Bruins a much needed win to end a season long six game road trip.
With 70 points, the Bruins now sit 2 points above Tampa Bay, and 5 points behind division leader Florida, maintaining 2nd in the Atlantic.