This weekend the Bruins played a home-and-home against the Chicago Blackhawks. On Saturday, after playing back and forth hockey on the scoresheet for most of the game, the Bruins finally decided to win the last game of their six-game home stand 7-4.
For the record, they won all six games at home.
However, they didn’t win the first game of the four-game road trip that started in Chicago.
Just prior to the game, the Bruins announced that top-line left wing Brad Marchand would be out with an upper body injury. This update came a couple of hours after Bruce Cassidy had planned on icing the same lineup from yesterday.
UPDATE: Brad Marchand will not play in this afternoon's game (upper body).
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 11, 2018
This led to some speculation as to whether or not he was truly injured or just being sat after the continued animosity of the Blackhawks players toward Marchand after his on-ice collision with Anthony Duclair, which left Duclair injured and unable to finish the game. Brad was assessed a penalty for interference in-game.
I am saying this purely based on my humble opinion: #BradMarchand was sat out today for fear of retribution. If that’s the case, smart move by #NHLBruins
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) March 11, 2018
Bruce Cassidy cleared this up by stating it was an injury incurred during the game on Saturday.
Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points — five goals and six assists in his last five games — was hurt when he collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday’s contest between the teams in Boston.
“It’s from the run-in with Duclair from last night,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We didn’t know how serious it would be. Just found out before the game he wouldn’t be able to go. We’ll see how he is for Tuesday.”
We’ll have to see if Marchy comes back on Tuesday at Carolina. With a team that is undergoing a second rash or=f absences due to injury or suspension this year, it seems that we need Brad to continue to be the difference maker while other players return to the lineup.
The Hockey News put out an article on who’s been in the top 10 in assorted stats over the past three seasons:
A few notes:
– Holy crap, Marchand.
– Holy crap, Blake Wheeler.
– Everyone can seriously stfu about Tuukka.
Who did the Bruins trade Wheeler for again? was that the Stuart trade?
Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik.
“Boris Valábik (born February 14, 1986) is a Slovak police officer, former professional ice hockey defenceman. Valabik was drafted in the first round, tenth overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.”
Cant complain about the trade due to getting a cup….but..ouch. I LOVED Stuart….looks like Wheeler finally got over his offsides issues lol.
Yeah, it’s a lot like Rangers fans’ feelings about Tony Amonte.
Yup, anyone bitching about Tuukka can suck it. Not surprised about B rad.
Would have liked to see +/-, some Corsi crap, and power play stats. PP is where Cindy, Ovi, and Tarasenko do SL much damage. I’m a lil surprised Giroux and Vorachek aren’t more present on these lists.
Yesterday’s defeat isn’t too disappointing. They were bang in the game until the final 4mins, and without Bergy, Marchy and Backes. Most teams would kill to have them as a first line!
Yesterday was mothers day here. I don’t know why we have to be different from the rest of the world!
I’d make jokes but I live in a country that doesn’t believe in the metric system.
There’s also the driving on the left thing, but I’m pretty sure everyone else is wrong on that one
I get to come home today!!!!
Fuck Florida! The police could not make me live here.
Marchy, please be okay. Sit a couple more games if it helps you slide by the DOPS.
Coming home for the snow!!
What’s wrong with Florida?!
Everything. It’s kind of like the nations armpit: super humid and hot, smelly, and full of stupidity.
^This^ Plus creepy, crawling creatures!
I think their scientific name is swamp dinosaur.
My mom had two pairs of alligator shoes- one green, one cream. So weird.
Yesterday there was a hit and attempt to run. The crowd almost killed the guy! Cue the angry mob! (Don’t let Marchy come down here!)
A few years ago, we went down there to visit my folks. When trying to get out of their village we had to maneuver the car through a flock of sand-cranes just standing around in the road.
The damn things were over 3 feet tall and had no interest in getting out of the way. Rather pretty, though.
Remember that one year we went down and your mother told us about how your dad or someone he knew saw the
We played a disc golf course near Del Ray. When we told some locals we had been there, they went pale, then explained how many snakes were there.
why is it always snakes?
I almost stepped on a dead Portuguese Man o’ War on a beach there. Or was it Deerfield Beach, one of those two.
That was Deerfield, I think.
I got bit by fire ants down there once – I think it was daytona.
when a state has a running Meme called “Florida Man” where crazy shit just keep happening….something is fucky. That and no fault insurance….fuck that…if an old Betty hits me with her Buick its damn well her fault.
Really? Wow. I thought it was where northerners went when they get tired of cold winters.
Although I can see why that would make the place unappealing…
It is but those people are dumb.
Seriously, I’ve had enough of northern winters but I would never consider Florida as a place to live. And I’m allergic to Arizona. Maybe Fiji will do.
funny most people go to arizona because of the lack of seasonal allergies located there.
I had the worst allergic reaction through most of the southwest. I’d like to think it was my body just saying, “You really don’t belong here”.
Let’s be real, I belong on an island.
A friend of mine recently moved to Bermuda. I don’t think know he has any regrets!
Ooh, and all that freaky leaky Bermuda Triangle stuff would be so cool.
Fiji …. YESSSS!!!!!!
You, me, and Zdeno Chara. Let’s go!