Welcome to the latest edition of the Brad Marchand Show, where the NHL’s top instigator takes another dirty shot at an unsuspecting victim. This episode features Columbus’s Scott Harrington on the receiving end of a nasty hit to the back of the head after the whistle.
Sadly, this has become predictable behaviour from the Bruins forward. In Game 1 of the Boston-Columbus series, Marchand sneakily stepped on Cam Atkinson’s stick, breaking it at the face-off. Nothing too serious, but still very effective in angering the Columbus players and fans.
His rap sheet speaks for itself. Perhaps there’s an explanation for Marchand’s frustration as he’s been held off the scoresheet throughout the series.
Marchand has been suspended six times since 2011:
1. Elbow (2 games)
2. Clipping (5 games)
3. Slewfooting (2 games)
4. Clipping (3 games)
5. Spearing (2 games)
6. Elbowing (5 games)
He has also been fined for roughing, tripping and slewfooting. He’s owed no benefit of the doubt.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) May 1, 2019
However, this latest incident in Game 3 is clearly more serious and may result in disciplinary action from the NHL. The Bruins went on to lose the game, and now trails Columbus 2-1 in the second round.
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