Brad Marchand keeps NHL First Star for Bruins first line

Matt Kalman
October 28, 2019 - 1:54 pm

Next week Patrice Bergeron will be named the NHL’s First Star of the week: you can book it.

Or at least it’ll be his turn.

Following David Pastrnak’s First Star recognition for the week of Oct. 14-20, Bruins linemate Brad Marchand took home the First Star honor Monday for his eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games from Oct. 21-27.

While Bergeron had his fifth career hat trick in the 7-4 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday, Marchand racked up five points on two goals and three assists. Pastrnak had five assists in that win, and had also ah eight points (two goals, six assists) last week. But the NHL shies away from having the same player be the First Star two weeks in a row.

So the league shared the wealth on Boston’s top line, tabbing Marchand, who is fifth in the league in points (20) through 11 games and is on a 10-game point streak. Pastrnak is the NHL leader in points (23) and goals (11).

Despite his hat trick in New York, Bergeron is lagging behind with just 11 points (tied for 31st in the league) so far. So he better pick up his production if he wants to keep that First Star award in the family.

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