No. 3 – Brad Marchand
Without a doubt, Marchand was the Bruins’ regular season MVP and he continued his play from the regular season over to the first round against the Capitals.
After a tough Game 1 vs. Washington for Marchand and his linemates, he scored three goals over the final four games, including the game-winning goal in Game 2. In Game 3, he tied the game with a power play goal midway through the third period, and in Game 4, he opened the scoring with their first of four Boston goals on their way to a 4-1 win.
In his career, Marchy has 40 postseason goals with 58 assists. He has become one of the top left wings in the NHL and this season has been producing at a high level. There is no reason that he should not stop now.
As the Bruins head into the series with the Islanders with home-ice advantage, they should have the momentum of four straight wins over the Capitals to close out the series and six days of rest.