WATCH: Marchand nets Bruins’ first goal of season on penalty shot originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Who other than Brad Marchand to break the ice for the Boston Bruins?
The veteran Bruins forward scored the first goal of Boston’s 2021-22 season Saturday night in rare fashion: on a penalty shot.
Dallas Stars defenseman Ryan Suter gave Marchand the opportunity with a penalty on Marchand’s late-first-period breakaway, and the 33-year-old took full advantage, beating goaltender Braden Holtby with a quick wrister to open the scoring.
Marchand now is an impressive 5 for 8 on penalty shots in his 13-year NHL career.
After recording 29 goals last season for his seventh straight campaign of at least 20 goals, Marchand already has his eye on eight straight.