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"The Big Rig" is making noise early in the playoffs

Published April 27, 2024 at 9:37

In just his sixth appearance donning the legendary-B's jersey, veteran winger Patrick Maroon has wasted no time leaving his mark on the Boston Bruins' playoff campaign. Beyond his on-ice contributions, Maroon has emerged as a pivotal leadership figure, providing both guidance and intensity to his teammates.

During Game 3 against the Maple Leafs, Maroon showcased his assertiveness, not hesitating to voice his displeasure after a rough encounter involving teammate Jeremy Swayman. Following a hit on Swayman by Max Domi during a TV timeout, Maroon made his presence felt, emphasizing the team's unity and resilience.

Teammate Brad Marchand praised Maroon's impact, highlighting his ability to maintain composure and rally the team in crucial moments.
"Patty's great in the room, on the bench, just the emotion he brings," Marchand remarked. "He's so good at calming things down when emotions get high. Playoffs momentum swings are such a big part of it."

For Maroon, staying true to his style of play has been paramount. "It's been great, just trying to play my game, whatever that is," Maroon shared.
"Just trying to fill a role, play my game, win my battles on the wall, make those little plays in the O-zone and D-zone, try to hold on to pucks."

Despite his relatively short tenure with the team, Maroon has seamlessly integrated himself into the lineup, forming chemistry with linemates Johnny Beecher and Jesper Boqvist. Praising their skill and hockey IQ, Maroon expressed his enjoyment playing alongside the duo.
"Beecher and Boqy are really good players," he said. "They have really good hockey IQ and read the play really well. It's been an easy transition for me."

As the Bruins continue their playoff journey, Maroon's presence promises to be a significant factor both on and off the ice, providing valuable leadership and grit as they pursue postseason success.

Source: nhl.com
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"The Big Rig" is making noise early in the playoffs

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