Brad Marchand Nets Spot in Bruins Record Book

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Brad Marchand. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Brad Marchand snapped a tie with Dit Clapper and Glen Murray and set a new Bruins record with his 11th career overtime goal in last night's edging of the Red Wings to help the B's to their fourth straight win.

"A lot of it is really based on opportunity," Marchand said. "You look at a lot of the guys around the league, a lot of the top scorers, if they're not playing power plays in the big situations, it's tough to produce the same way. I feel very fortunate to have input in this position. I've been playing with phenomenal players for a very long time now, and they give me a lot of opportunities."

Marchand's pacing the B's with 28 goals, 38 assists, and 66 points in just 51 games after his five-point night. And he's stepped up with linemate and previous leading goal-scorer Patrice Bergeron out. Four goals and three assists in four games.

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New B's d-man Nick Holden's happy to call him a teammate.

"He's a strong body in corners and stuff, he works so hard to get pucks back," Holden said. "For a guy that has the scoring ability he does, it's amazing to see him work so hard. And it's funny watching him from this side now, because when you played against him you hated him because of the way he plays--but when he's on your team, you love it, because of the way he plays."

The Bruins will host the Flyers Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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