Matt Duchene and Mason Marchment have a combined eight points in the club’s last four games. They have set each other up each game.

Duchene centers Dallas’ third line while Marchment flanks him on the left. The duo look to continue scoring in tomorrow’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Dallas Stars are on a three-game win streak and lead the Central division with a 7-1-1 record.

Monday’s tilt against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets proved Duchene might be finding his game. He posted a +1 rating, recorded four shots, and was 85.7% from the face-off dot. The 32 year-old drew up more offensive chances than against and almost scored a couple times before he capitalized on the juicy rebound. Duchene is currently on a five-game point streak (2 goals, 3 assists). 

Marchment is on a heater of his own with two goals and two helpers through four games. His second year with the Dallas Stars, fifth in the National Hockey League, could generate new career highs. Marchment last set career highs in 2021-2022 with the Florida Panthers. The undrafted forward out of Uxbridge, ONT registered 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points through 54 games that season. He currently has four points in nine games.  

Marchment is a power forward who leans on a straight-forward, hard-nosed style of hockey while Duchene is a deceptive playmaker with an ability to deliver the perfect pass just as much he can shoot the puck.

Both players have their share of memorable linemates.

During Marchment’s best season, he often jumped up and down the lineup playing alongside two-way forward Sam Bennett, veteran Claude Giroux, and others. Meanwhile,  Duchene played a significant top-six role as a member of the Nashville Predators for four years prior to his arrival in Dallas. He often slotted next to Filip Forsberg or Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi, a 2022 Norris Trophy finalist, could match their speed from the blue line. In the Lone Star State, Duchene is well insulated with the perfect linemates.

Tyler Seguin compliments this third line on the right side extremely well. Similar to Duchene, Seguin has one of the best set of hands in hockey and can thread the needle as easily as light the lamp. Dallas’ third line is a superb scoring third line with defensive awareness. It isn’t a grinding line or group of speedsters blazing up and down the ice concerned only about offense. 

While teams need to worry about the first two lines, Marchment and Dunchene are finding chemistry and turning their line into a lethal combination. 

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