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Brad Marchand Earns NHL's Second Star Of The Week

The NHL announced on Monday that Bruins winger Brad Marchand has been named the second star of the week for the week ending March 11. Marchand led the league with 8 points in just 3 games, earning the honor even while sitting out on Sunday against the Blackhawks.

Marchand got his week started with a massive game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, netting his third career hat trick and adding two assists in a 6-5 overtime win. He scored the game-winner in both that game and two nights later against the Philadelphia Flyers, notching the go-ahead score with just 22 seconds left in regulation.

He topped his week off with two assists in a 7-4 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday.

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Marchand also made Bruins history during his big week, passing both Dit Clapper and Glen Murray with his 11th career overtime goal, becoming the all-time franchise leader in that category.

Entering Tuesday, Marchand is fourth in the NHL with 1.3 points per game. He has 29 goals and 40 assists for 69 points in 53 games this season.

-- By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

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