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.