Boston Bruins: 3 Stars of January

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 26: Nick Ritchie #21 of the Boston Bruins, center, celebrates with David Krejci #46, Brad Marchand #63 and Charlie McAvoy after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at TD Garden on January 26, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 26: Nick Ritchie #21 of the Boston Bruins, center, celebrates with David Krejci #46, Brad Marchand #63 and Charlie McAvoy after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at TD Garden on January 26, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Jan 26, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand (63) skates with the puck during the second period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand (63) skates with the puck during the second period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports /

1st Star – Brad Marchand

The left-winger of the Boston Bruins ‘Perfection Line’ hasn’t skipped a beat since returning from sports hernia surgery.

You can’t keep a good man down. Brad Marchand came out of the gate fast as usual and is currently tied for fifth in league scoring. After finishing sixth in league scoring in 2020, he looks to be gunning for that top spot yet again.

The ‘Perfection Line’ with center Patrice Bergeron rolled without Pastrnak through the first seven games and Bergeron is second in points on the Bruins with 10.

Marchand’s evolution to the player he is today is something that most people would candidly say they couldn’t have predicted. He is still the pest that makes him the sworn enemy of every other team and fanbase in the league, but us Bruins fans love him to death.

His hands are probably the most underrated in the NHL and you can guarantee he will pull a few shifty moves that can take your breath away and give his line scoring chances every game.

Marchand is also a preeminent shorthanded threat and can create something out of nothing with his speed and skill. He had a beauty solo effort against the Penguins this past week.

Boston Bruins look to February.

The Boston Bruins schedule in February is extremely beatable with what looks like could be a fully healthy team. Multiple meetings with the New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Rangers should be competitive but winnable games for the Bruins.

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The beast of the East division doesn’t slow down though and the Boston Bruins will have to be ready to roll every night.