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Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand loses his cool after receiving a dangerous hit

Published March 23, 2024 at 3:37 PM

Here's a surprising turn of events for a Saturday afternoon: Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand has faced disciplinary action from officials following an outburst over a hit he disapproved of.

Marchand, who has recently achieved a significant milestone in the NHL for overtime goals, was heading to the bench after being hit by Erik Johnson of the Philadelphia Flyers. The collision, which seemed to impact his knee, left Marchand limping. After exchanging a few less noticeable remarks with an official, Marchand proceeded to the bench's door and then unleashed his fury. The exact words he used after slamming the bench door and throwing his stick on the ice remain a mystery. However, it's unlikely he was extending an invitation to the referee for a dinner gathering.

"Brad Marchand takes a dangerous knee on knee hit from Erik Johnson, chews out the refs for not calling anything, and gets 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.

As Jack says in the clip, this type of hit ends careers. Don't blame Marchand for losing his cool here."

Naturally, fans of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center were delighted when the referee issued Brad Marchand a two-minute penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior.

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As highlighted by Daily Faceoff, Marchand holds the record for the most suspensions in NHL history, having been suspended eight times and paying out $1.4 million in salary penalties. His most recent suspension occurred in February 2022, when he received a six-game suspension for high-sticking a goaltender from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Marchand admitted that he let his emotions overtake him during the incident with Tristan Jarry.

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Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand loses his cool after receiving a dangerous hit

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