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Patrice Bergeron: Grade: A-, Stock: Static
The defending Frank J. Selke Trophy has been superb as usual. With seven points, his offensive production is in line with his career averages and his plus-6 rating ranks third on the team. His defensive-excellence has helped the penalty kill thrive, though like many of his teammates he has struggled on the power play.
Tyler Seguin: Grade: B, Stock: Down
After an insane goal-scoring streak in Switzerland, expectations were astronomical for the 21-year-old rising star. So far, the winger has failed to meet those expectations with just two goals. However, Seguin has produced his fair share of superb chances, and his luck should turn around soon.
Despite his scoring drought, Seguin's all-around game has been tremendous, earning him a team-leading plus-8 rating. Seguin's grade suffers primarily from a lack of power play success. If he can start lighting the lamp on a regular basis, the power play should improve.
Brad Marchand: Grade: A, Stock: Up
Brad Marchand has picked up Seguin's slack with the league's second highest shooting percentage (43.8). His team-high seven goals prove that the pesky winger is more than just an agitator. Marchand has also reigned in his trademark antics, registering just four penalty minutes.