Backes, Marchand lead Bruins to victory March 16, 2017
David Backes returned from a 1st period injury to score the game-winning goal, and Brad Marchand tallied his league-leading 36th goal last night, as the Boston Bruins defeated the Calgary Flames, 5-2. For Backes, it was his second straight game with a goal, and 15th of the season. Marchand meanwhile, would eventually be named the 1st star of the game, registering 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and a game-high 5 shots on net. Besides taking over the NHL-lead in goals with 36, the 28-year-old rising star now sits tied for 1st overall in points with 76.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story.