Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been playing out of this world lately, scoring 13 goals in 13 games. But goal number 13, scored Sunday against Detroit, set a new Bruins record for the fastest goal scored to begin a game.
Marchand needed just eight seconds to accomplish the feat. He’s now up to 28 goals and 42 points on the season, and he has picked up 16 total points during this incredible 13-game run.
Marchand missed the NHL record for fastest goal to start a game by a nose. Four players have scored five seconds after the opening faceoff, with Alex Mogilny most recently netting one in Dec. 1991 with the Buffalo Sabres.
Marchand has established himself as a true leader in Boston this Season. His 28 goals match his career-high goal total set back in 2011-12. This was just game 51 for the B’s, and it is obviously unrealistic to assume that Marchand will keep up his current pace. However, Marchand has a chance to score the most goals by a Bruin in a season since Glenn Murray scored 44 goals in 2002-2003. Marchand’s 28 goals currently puts him in fifth place in the NHL goal race. Impressive season, indeed.
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