Might the Leafs aim at Marchand?

Published December 2, 2023 at 4:52 PM

When the Boston Bruins visit Scotiabank Arena to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, the Leafs might have more than just a desire for vengeance on the scoreboard.

A month earlier, on November 2nd at TD Garden, the Boston Bruins secured a 3-2 shootout victory against the Maple Leafs. However, the major talking point from that game centered around Bruins captain Brad Marchand's contentious interaction with Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren. Following that incident, Liljegren was placed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and has remained sidelined ever since.

"It's just lucky I wasn't on the ice with him," Reaves said. "Unfortunately, they had last change, so I didn't get any shifts against them. That's hockey."

"I hated everything about it, and I've addressed it. It's not what we want to be about," Keefe said to reporters. "At times, we've responded very well in those situations in the past. It's about consistency, though."

Boston Bruins' coach is ensuring that his team will be prepared for the game.

"The same way we did in Florida [with Charlie McAvoy], we're going to make sure we're all in there together if anything does occur," Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery told reporters. "But we know we've got a hockey game, and we're pretty close in the standingsand two teams that are expected to be near the top of the division. So, this is a big game going into Toronto on a Saturday night. We're focused on our task at hand."

The indication is that it's unlikely to happen against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, but based on all reports, if it does occur, Frederic and the Bruins are prepared.

Source: Bostonhockeynow
December 2   |   273 answers
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