Early in the third period, while a scrum was going on in front of the Bruins’ net, forward Jason Chimera hit Marchand with his stick in a very sensitive and unpleasant spot to be hit in.
Marchand hit the ice, and Chimera was given a two-minute slashing penalty.
“He was trying to be sneaky and do a cheap shot,” Marchand said, according to ESPN.com. “The ref caught him and that’s all that matters.”
“You don’t want to see stuff like that,” said Marchand. “You want to try to stay away from that stuff, but that happens in the playoffs.”
Marchand actually received an apology from Washington after the game, but it wasn’t from Chimera. As Marchand was walking to the team bus outside of the Verizon Center.
During the game, defenseman Karl Alzner caught Marchand with an elbow to the head. After the game, he approached the B’s forward as he was leaving the arena to apologize.
“Sorry, man. You know I’m not like that,” Alzner told Marchand after the game.
It was a nice gesture, but it wasn’t Alzner’s hit that upset Marchand.
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