In case you somehow missed it, Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand kissed (licked!?) Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov on Thursday evening. Yes… that’s right. He kissed him…
Okay, there’s getting under someone’s skin and then there’s… well licking their skin, I guess. Let’s get real though, love him or hate him you have to at least admit that Marchand is one entertaining hockey player. If he’s not chirping or in the middle of a post-whistle scrum, he’s lighting the lamp with highlight reel goals. While he may not be the most revered player amongst his NHL brethren, he’s well respected for the type of game that he plays. He’s a pest and a DAMN good one.
And here’s the thing… this isn’t even the first time that Marchand has reached in for a smooch with Komarov. Remember this from earlier this season?
So, what’d Marchand have to say this morning as he prepares for tonight’s pivotal Game Two matchup against the Leafs? Does he plan on engaging in more “extra curricular” activities following the whistle this evening?
Awesome. If this manages to take off at all like P.K. Subban’s “bad breath” comments from last year’s Stanley Cup Final, Listerine could have themselves a new sponsor!
Wingels good to go?
The Bruins took to the ice at TD Garden this morning in preparation for tonight's game, with forward Tommy Wingels absent. Wingels, of course, sustained a head injury as a result of a dirty hit from Leafs forward Nazem Kadri that earned Kadri a three game suspension from the NHL. Officially, Wingels is still considered "questionable" for tonight's match up. If he can't go, it's expected that rookie Ryan Donato will take his spot in the Bruins' lineup.
As you might expect, Wingels didn't like the hit, but he was happy with how the NHL addressed it saying, "I didn't like the hit. I thought I was in a vulnerable spot. As a game, as a league and as players, that's the stuff we don't want in our game. It was handled, league did a great job and now it's in the past."
Puck drop is 8pm tonight in Boston. Get ready for some fireworks!