Here’s much better look at the hit Brad Marchand threw at R.J. Umberger in the Bruins’ 3-2 win over Columbus last night:
The local broadcast sort of glossed over the play, so the only video I’ve seen of it since it happened in tonight’s second period is this grainy, slow-motion video relayed by Yahoo! Sports hockey writer Greg Wyshynski from a reader.
But upon my live viewing of Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s hit on Columbus’ R.J. Umberger in the neutral zone while pursuing a loose puck during the Bruins’ 3-2 win, it looked like nothing more than a potential interference call.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – Unlike some celebrities – and I’m not naming any names – that are out of control and don’t know it, Bruins forward Brad Marchand knows there are times he needs his teammates or coaches to pull back the reins on him a bit.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer practiced with the Bruins today, Zdeno Chara did not.
No immediate reason for Chara’s absence was available. I will update later.
After squandering two two-goal leads and losing games on back-to-back nights, the Bruins are taking today off.
That’ll give Brad Marchand extra time to think about what he’s done.
It seems Bruins rookie Brad Marchand wasn’t content just playing a natural rivalry game tonight against Montreal a month after the teams combined for more than 180 penalty minutes at TD Garden.
It’ll be a major upset if Brad Marchand doesn’t win the Bruins’ Seventh Player Award, and it’ll be similarly surprising if he garners enough attention league-wide to be a finalist for the Calder Trophy.
It has been a long day with all the trades and then the Bruins’ 4-2 win at Ottawa, so I’m just going to close the night with some quick-hit thoughts on what went down over the last 10 hours or so.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – If hard work and grit are what has been missing from the Bruins’ power play, then head coach Claude Julien and his staff might have just come up with the perfect solution.
While the NHL felt Tim Thomas’ play from last week was worthy of its First Star award, readers of The Bruins Blog opted to honor another standout performance from that period of time.
Apparently winger Brad Marchand’s ascension from a player with few expectations on him at the start of training camp to a fixture among the Bruins’ top nine forwards is too impressive for readers of TheBruinsBlog.net to ignore.
One of the most popular activities for Bruins fans every season is voting for the Seventh Player Award, which goes to the “player who performed beyond expectations.”
Every season of the Peter Chiarelli/Claude Julien era has featured an impressive rookie class on the Bruins’ roster.
Down the road, this year’s group of Boston first-year NHLers might turn out to be the best group of rookies during that duo’s stint with the Bruins’ brain trust.
BOSTON — With the Bruins’ power play back in a 2-for-13 funk and still ranked just 15th overall on the season, Boston’s coaching staff might be forced to consider some personnel changes for the team’s man-advantage units.
BOSTON — The last time the Bruins skated in a game on home ice, they capped their 4-1 victory over Atlanta with a line brawl that most agree was a bonding experience for a slumping squad.