Why didn’t Brad Marchand retaliate after sticking his nose high


“We got out there with two points and a big win.”

Brad Marchand cut his nose during Monday’s Bruins-Capital game. AP

Brad Marchand wrote the latest chapter of his nose-face killer diary during Monday’s Bruins-Capitals matchup.

With B trailing 2-0 in the first period, an offensive forecheck by Nick Dowd worsened after catching Marchand with a high stick from the nose. Marchand confirmed during a Zoom call to the media on Wednesday that he needed five or six stitches.

Still, he’s grateful to have avoided the dentist visit.

“I’m just glad it wasn’t my teeth,” Marchand said with a smile. “I can deal with a broken nose, but losing these beautiful teeth of mine can hurt.”

Dowd earned a four-minute double minor after the blood was drawn. Marchand did not respond with a fight, but in another field that hurt Caps.

Greeley Tribune veteran winger opens floodgates late in first period Team win 7-3 After scoring a goal and an assist during the 5-on-3 and 5-on-4 power play. His leadership demonstrated yet another layer of Marchand’s growth and maturity, which in his decade-long career spanning from Spoke B.

“I can’t talk if I would have [retaliated],” said Marchand. “I think I’m glad I just stayed in it and didn’t do anything dumb. We got out there with two points and a big win. Really at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. ,

“We know what he’s about. We’ve seen in his competition level in practice, sports, alternate skate, morning skate… you name it. He’s a competitive guy when he puts on skates,” Cassidy said. Said about Marchand after Monday’s victory. “I think it discourages the other team a little bit. Their line had worked well on them before – that dowd line. But we kept coming, and we managed to get a 5-on-3 goal. Me Looks like it calmed us down and got us back in the game, and then the march goal got off the stick. So good for us to stick with the plan. It got us back in the game and after that we were quite good.

Marchand, Cassidy and the rest of the Bruins scored 5-1 in their last six matches in their second matchup of the season with rivals Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. They could have another legend in the lineup with the return of Tukka Rusk on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

With a familiar face, Stitched Marchand foresees the big things ahead.

“It’s good to know he’s at the end of the line here and he’s going to be playing again soon,” Marchand said of Rusk. “It’s unfortunate for Sway [Jeremy Swayman] Being in the numbers game. But Tux is clearly an incredible goalkeeper and has been in this league for a very long time. So, I am happy for him that it all went well and the way he has recovered. And there is no doubt that he is going to help our team. He has been one of the best goalscorers in the league for the last 10-15 years, and we are lucky to have him back again this year.

The only thing that can stop Marchand at this rate is Rask’s crate of milk. But with four balanced scoring lines and more depth in the net, the Bruins, with all games ahead of them in the race for the Eastern Conference playoffs, hope to stick their nose to a higher seed.