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Brad Marchand | Winger | #63

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 181
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (71) / BOS
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Brad Marchand acknowledged that his licking incidents went too far.
Marchand took a lot of heat recently for licking Ryan Callahan's face and that came after a similar incident involving Leo Komarov in the first round. The NHL spoke to Marchand in response to that to let him know that his actions were inappropriate and he's now acknowledged that he's "got to cut that [expletive] out." May 9 - 2:52 PM

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Brad Marchand played through a groin injury for the last six or seven games of the postseason.

Marchand was still a big producer in the second round with a goal and eight points in five games against Tampa Bay. Of course, it wasn't enough for the Bruins to defeat the Lightning, so Marchand will now focus on his recovery. He won't need surgery this summer.
May 9 - 12:12 PM

The NHL has apparently warned the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators about the consequences of licking an opponent ahead of Saturday's matchup.

Rule 75.4 (iii): "Any player who persists in any course of conduct designed to incite an opponent into incurring a penalty." Apparently the NHL has decided that anyone caught licking an opponent will be forced to serve a 10-minute misconduct penalty. So far Brad Marchand has gotten away with licking two opponents but the NHL appears to have had enough of his antics and the embarrassment they have caused.
May 5 - 2:47 PM

It appears the NHL is ready to intervene in the licking scandal surrounding Brad Marchand.

For those who are unaware, Marchand thought it was a good idea to lick Tampa's Ryan Callahan in the face during Friday's Game 4 loss to the Lightning. This marks the second time this postseason that the Bruins forward has licked an opponent after he did it to Toronto's Leo Komarov in the first round. If the NHL would have gotten involved after the first incident, all of this nonsense could have been avoided but here we are again. It's possible that another incident involving Marchand could result in a fine or suspension. This has become an extremely embarrassing incident for the league.
May 5 - 12:01 PM

Brad Marchand registered a pair of assists in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Marchand helped set up goals by David Pastrnak (power play) and Patrice Bergeron (shorthanded). He also grabbed the hockey world's undivided attention when he licked Tampa Bay forward Ryan Callahan. It's the second time this postseason that he has licked an opponent after he put his tongue on Leafs forward Leo Komarov's face in the first round. He did not pick up a penalty on the play, but it will be interesting to see whether or not the NHL decides to hit him with supplemental discipline. The 29-year-old has four goals and 17 points in 11 games this postseason. The Bruins will be facing elimination in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.
May 4 - 11:13 PM

Brad Marchand will suit up in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Marchand was considered a game-time decision for this game, but his status was never really in doubt. He has four goals and 15 points in 10 games during the postseason. The Bruins will need to lean heavily on their top line of Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak if they're going to tie this series tonight.
May 4 - 6:46 PM

Brad Marchand (undisclosed) is a game-time decision on Friday.

Marchand missed Thursday's practice for what was described as maintenance. However, it appears he is working through something as Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was the one to term him as a game-time decision. However, Cassidy added that he believes Marchand will end up playing, so consider him probable.
May 4 - 3:35 PM

Brad Marchand registered a pair of assists in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Even though they never had the lead in this game, the Bruins managed to keep it close. Marchand helped set up goals by Charlie McAvoy (1-1) and Torey Krug (3-2). The Bruins forward finished the night with a minus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 21:17 of ice time. The 29-year-old has picked up eight points in his last three games. He's up to four goals and 15 points in nine games this postseason.
Apr 30 - 10:12 PM

Brad Marchand found the back of the net and registered three assists in a 6-2 win over the Lightning Saturday afternoon.

Marchand was a major force for the Bruins in the first round against the Maple Leafs and he's setting the tone early again versus Tampa Bay. He's up to four goals and 13 points in eight postseason games this year.
Apr 28 - 5:56 PM

Lighting head coach Jon Cooper had nothing but praise for Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

"To be honest, what I have seen of him and what goes on on the ice he is a competitive you know what, you’ve got to love that," Cooper said. "Some of the greatest comments you can give a player is ‘God I hate that kid but I do wish he was on my team.’ Some guys get that." The two will get to know each other pretty well throughout their second-round matchup. Marchand has three goals, six assists and he's licked one opponent in seven games this postseason.
Apr 28 - 9:34 AM

Brad Marchand picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7.

Marchand was embarrassed in the second period, as he lost a one-on-one battle to Kasperi Kapanen that led to the Leafs forward scoring a shorthanded breakaway. The Bruins were down 4-3 heading into the third period, but they managed to score four unanswered goals to win. Marchand helped set up David Pastrnak's insurance marker (6-4) with less than nine minutes remaining in regulation. He then added an empty-netter in the final minute of play. Marchand finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 18:36 of ice time. The 29-year-old accumulated three goals and nine points in seven games during the first round. The Bruins will now take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 25 - 11:12 PM

Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins' top line still managed to damage even though Patrice Bergeron (upper body) didn't play. Marchand gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead at the 16:55 mark of the second frame, and they never looked back. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 20:25 of ice time. The 29-year-old has been a machine in this series, as he's picked up two goals and five assists in four games. The Bruins now have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 10:34 PM

Brad Marchand generated four assists in Boston's 7-3 blowout win over Toronto in Game 2 on Saturday night.

Marchand helped set up two of David Pastrnak's three goals in the contest. He also posted assists on goals by David Krejci and Kevan Miller. Marchand finished the match with a plus-5 rating and three shots. He has six points in the first two games of Boston's first-round series versus Toronto, as the top line of the Bruins has feasted on the Maple Leafs so far.
Apr 15 - 9:59 AM

Brad Marchand scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

Marchand opened the scoring with a nice move on Frederik Andersen 5:28 into the game and followed that by setting up David Pastrnak with 38 seconds left in the second period. Marchand had a big night but people will be talking about his bizarre moment when he appeared to lick Leafs forward Leo Komarov on the neck during the first period. It'll be interesting to see what he has to say about that moment during the post-game interviews. Sean Kuraly, David Backes and David Krejci also scored in the win.
Apr 12 - 10:09 PM

Brad Marchand has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Philadelphia's Andrew MacDonald.

The fine is the maximum allowable under the terms of the CBA. The incident occurred in Sunday's contest and it earned Marchand two minutes in the penalty box.
Apr 2 - 10:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Riley Nash
4Jordan Szwarz
5Tommy Wingels
6Sean Kuraly
7Colby Cave
8Ryan Donato
LW1Brad Marchand
2Rick Nash
3Jake DeBrusk
4Tim Schaller
RW1David Pastrnak
2Danton Heinen
3David Backes
4Brian Gionta
5Noel Acciari
6Anders Bjork
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Nick Holden
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Tommy Cross
9Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre