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The NHL has reached a verdict concerning Brad Marchand

Published May 4, 2024 at 9:28
BY CHRIST
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Last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs got pretty heated, especially for Boston Bruins Captain Brad Marchand. In the first period, He did something unusual. While trying to switch lines, Marchand accidentally plowed into the linesman near the Bruins bench.

And get this, despite breaking rule 40.1 clear as day, the refs decided to let Marchand off the hook! Can you believe it? The game just kept rolling, and wouldn't you know it, the Maple Leafs ended up winning 2-1. Now, we gotta head back to Boston for game 7. Man, what a rollercoaster of emotions!

40.1 Game Misconduct – Any player who deliberately applies physical force in any manner against an official, in any manner attempts to injure an official, physically demeans, or deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall receive a game misconduct penalty.

The fans in Toronto are wondering why Brad Marchand isn't receiving a suspension for this behavior. This contradicts an article from the NHL which states:


I40.4 Automatic Suspension – Category III – Any player who, by his actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting at or in the general direction of an official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games.

It seems that the NHL has come to a conclusion regarding the incident.


The Bruins fans can be happy to rely on their captain for the decisive Game 7 against the Leafs after letting a 3-1 series lead slip away.

Source Bladeofsteel: NHL reaches decision on Brad Marchand's shoving a linesman.
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