Brad Marchand embarrassed himself with embellishment after being ‘slashed’ by Tyler Bertuzzi, but fans couldn’t stop laughing at one hilarious detail following the incident

The Boston Bruins had an opportunity to go 2-0 up in their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

And it looked like it would happen well until the middle of the second frame.

David Pastrnak had given the Bruins a 2-1 lead with eight seconds left of the first period, but John Tavares tied the game 2-2 with 08:26 played of the second through a powerplay goal.

Auston Matthews had a primary assist to Toronto’s first two goals, and in the third period, he scored on a breakaway to give Toronto the lead.

And as always, Brad Marchand found himself in the center of attention late in the game, as tensions continued to rise late in the game, in an already test game between two Original Six-rivals.

With just over six minutes remaining of the game and the Bruins chasing a 3-3 goal, a scuffle broke out, which saw roughing penalties handed out to Leafs’ Ilya Lyubushkin and Bruins’ Charlie Coyle.

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Meanwhile, Brad Marchand appeared to be slashed by Tyler Bertuzzi.

There was no doubt that there was stick-to-body contact, but Marchand exaggerated a great bit, and fans weren’t happy with how Marchand acted after the incident.

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On social media, Marchand was absolutely slammed for his apparent embellishment, and there was no shortage of trolls.

”I really hope Brad Marchand survives this treacherous slash. Praying for him,” one account on X said while posting a video of the slash.

”Is he a soccer player,” another said.

”Always cries wolf. Couldn’t expect anything less from him,” a third added.

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 Even more funny is that Marchand appeared to be grabbing the leg that wasn’t slashed while he fell to the ice.

”He got slashed on his right leg but grabs his left leg, lol,” one user said on X.

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