Boston Bruins

Apr 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) is congratulated by left wing Brad Marchand (63) as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of game one of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt Dolloff,

Brad Marchand continues to be a playmaking wizard of late. He made yet another nifty feed on Wednesday night, this time to Patrice Bergeron to give the B’s a 1-0 lead over the Oilers. Bergeron’s finish was perhaps even better than Marchand’s assist, as he deked Oilers goalie Mike Smith into a pretzel before punching the puck in.

But the goal wasn’t possible without Marchand, who tagged up on a delayed offside call and circled back into the zone before rifling it tape-to-tape to Bergeron in the slot. David Pastrnak got it started with a heads-up play in the neutral zone to get the puck back to Marchand after the tag-up.

Marchand has now recorded at least one assist in four straight games and has six assists in his last four games. He’s been on fire lately finding open teammates when drawing defensive attention. The helper on Wednesday marked Marchand’s 75th point of the season in just his 61st game.

While this would hold as Boston’s lone goal of regulation, the Bruins ultimately captured their 10th win in their last 11 games thanks to David Pastrnak’s breakaway finish on the Oilers’ Mike Smith in overtime.

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