Marchand announces himself on his return

Marchand announces himself on his return

MISE À DAY

Against all odds, forward Brad Marchand played his first game of the season with the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at TD Garden, and his presence was greatly felt.&nbsp ;

After undergoing hip surgery during the off-season, the Nova Scotian has thus moved up the schedule for his return to the game by a month. collecting three points in the 5 to 1 victory of his team over the Detroit Red Wings. 

From the first period, the little plague of the “Oursons” blackened the score sheet, amassing a mention help on Charlie Coyle's net. Marchand returned to the charge on the power play, twice rather than once, respectively in the second and third periods, by defeating Wings goalkeeper Ville Husso.

For his return to the game, the number 63 skated on a line with his lifelong accomplice, Patrice Bergeron, and Jake DeBrusk. The second unit, made up of Taylor Hall, David Krejci and David Pastrnak, which has been all fired up since the start of the campaign, has therefore remained intact.

In order to soften the return to play of the best pointer for the Boston team in 2021-2022, Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery has already indicated that he will not play Friday's duel against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

< p>The Bruins sit atop the National Hockey League standings with a 7-1-0 record. They are just waiting for the return of their number 1 defender, Charlie McAvoy, who could put on the yellow and black uniform by the beginning of December.