Marchand/By S. Bradley

TAMPA — Much to my chagrin, Bruins forward Brad Marchand and TSN/VS/NBC “between the benches” analyst Pierre McGuire are not involved in any blood feud.

Many picked up on Marchand and McGuire exchanging words during the broadcast of Boston’s 2-0 win in last night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

After the Bruins held an optional practice today at the St. Pete Times Forum to get ready for tomorrow night’s Game 4, Marchand laughed about the exchange.

“I said to him ‘what do I have to do to score?'” revealed the pesky Bruins winger.

McGuire’s response was along the lines of “Marchand, just keep playing hockey.”

Added Marchand: “No, I like Pierre.”

Well, there’s no accounting for taste.