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Marchand looks like he’s in a video game setting up Backes goal

Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 13: David Backes #42 of the Boston Bruins congratulates Brad Marchand #63 after his game-winning goal in the third period of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 13, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Boston defeated Columbus 6-3. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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It’s tempting to focus on Brad Marchand’s goal-scoring ability, but he’s in the running for the Art Ross Trophy because of some great playmaking skills, too.

He made that point with a pretty astounding assist on Monday, looking as if he was some sort of unrealistically over-powered video game player in setting up David Backes’ 1-0 tally during tonight’s big game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Watch Marchand’s 43rd assist and 80th point of 2016-17:

The NHL’s first star of the week doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Here’s the helper in GIF form, if that’s your preference.