Brad Marchand is an agitator. So is Brendan Gallagher. So, it really shouldn’t have come as any surprise what would happen at the opening faceoff of Saturday’s pivotal Game 5.
Marchand of the Boston Bruins and Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens got tangled up, going to the ice before the puck was dropped. They lined up against each other again, following a brief chat from referee Wes McCauley. Later on in the period, the two would be sent to the penalty box, each with unsportsmanlike conduct minors.
Marchand and Gallagher are made for each other aren't they? One sideshow to keep an eye on anyway.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.
That said, it the very specific present, they’ll be watching Tuesday’s game from the press box.
After an unsatisfactory practice amid flailing playoff hopes, Flames head coach Bob Hartley made a big statement tonight, taking Monahan, Gaudreau and Lance Bouma out of the lineup as healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#TORvsCGY Roster Update: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Lance Bouma will be healthy scratches for tonight’s game vs. the #Leafs.