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Brad Marchand showing signs of improvement

There was no demonstration, such as taking a monkey off his back. But for Brad Marchand, Friday’s goal and assist against the Rangers marked another step in the winger’s progression from his early-season struggles.

It wasn’t a perfect game for Marchand — there were inconsistencies in his play — but it did mark his first multipoint effort this season, with a better all-around performance from his second line.

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