Brad Marchand’s return leads Bruins to a 5-1 win

Boston Bruins

By Benjamin Aliber

The Boston Bruins dominated the Detroit Red Wings last night at the TD Garden by a score of 5-1 leading them to their fourth straight win. In May, the veteran winger underwent arthroscopic surgery which had a six-month recovery time. The scheduled return for him was from late November to early December.

In a shocking development made public by head coach Jim Montgomery yesterday afternoon, he announced Brad Marchand was going to suit up for his first game of the season. While he would be limited on ice time, it did not take long for the superstar forward to cash in and prove the doubters wrong about him not being able to return to his “old self.”

In his first shift, he was rusty and ended up icing the puck. Understandable as it had been a while since he saw real action. 13:42 into the first, Marchand recorded his first point of the year, and assisted on a Charlie Coyle goal to make it 1-0 Boston. His night would not stop there.

11:53 into the second, Marchand scored his first of the season on the powerplay and the TD Garden erupted (no surprise there!). In the third period, on the powerplay again just 2:53 in came another goal from the left winger. He came close to getting a hat trick at the end of the game but shot it just wide of the net. In total, he finished with a statline including three points, a +/- 1, four shots, and a 17:31 time on ice.

He will be limited in ice time as the season goes on, but Boston fans can surely be happy and take a breath of relief as he showed no signs of slowing down helping the team advance to 7-1 on the year.