Brad Marchand reached a new, impressive milestone on Tuesday, as he’s keep adding to his great first season as the captain of the Boston Bruins.
At 35, Marchand is currently on pace for 35 goals and 76 points, which would be one of the best seasons of his career.
Thanks to an assist on David Pastrnak’s game-opening goal against the Arizona Coyotes, Marchand potted his 900th career point.
But it wouldn’t be Brad Marchand without some controversy as well. Just five minutes later, with 10:54 played, Marchand got into a dust-up with Coyotes captain Clayton Keller.
After exchanging a few shoves, Marchand escalated the situation by dropping his gloves and sprawling Keller to the ice.
This triggered a massive scrum, leading to Marchand spending four minutes in the box for cross-checking and unsportsmanlike conduct.
And his feud with Keller spilled over into the penalty box.
Cameras caught Clayton Keller and Brad Marchand having a wild discussion between the boxes.
But to be fair, it was mostly aggressive from Marchand’s side, as Keller was mostly just sitting there, almost laughing, while Marchand almost got up on his skates, seemingly screaming at his opponents.
Later in the first period, Arizona Coyotes’ tough guy Liam O’Brien was caught on a hot mic, saying he was coming after Marchand.
Early in the second, O’Brien started throwing punches at Trent Frederic.
In a testy game, the Coyotes won in overtime, after a goal from Nick Schmaltz.