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The history between Max Pacioretty and the Boston Bruins this season doesn't exactly lend itself to comedy. OK, the fans calling the police and the Air Canada thing were comical. But, mostly, the entire thing is a powder keg.

On Saturday night during Game 5, Pacioretty was a spectator as the game dragged along. Which prompted this chirp from the Habs forward regarding Bruins rookie Brad Marchand(notes) (via WEEI's Mut and Merloni)

In fairness to Pacioretty … well, yeah.

This predictably sparked a wave of reactions from Bruins fans, many of them nasty and many of them attacking the validity of his concussion following Zdeno Chara's(notes) hit (taking their cue from Dr. Recchi).

Which of course led to the predictable Twitter-pology:

Somehow, watching Marchand score one of Boston's two goals in its Game 5 win wasn't embarrassment enough.

So what percentage of Bruins fans that got their knickers in a twist over this harmless quip have Andrew Ference(notes) flipping off Habs fans as their desktop image?

Stick-tap to Sports of Boston.

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