Panthers’ coach Paul Maurice takes a dig at the media and delivers the quote of the playoffs about Brad Marchand’s potential return to the series

The Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins series just keeps on giving.

During Game 5 of the testy series, both head coaches were the center of attention, providing plenty of content both during and after the game.

Bruins’ coach Jim Montgomery went viral for his reaction to a Panthers player diving, causing a penalty for the Bruins, but Paul Maurice had his moments, too.

The Panthers started the game slow, and the first intermission didn’t help them much. Maurice waited for the first TV timeout of the second period and absolutely went off on his players.

Maurice screamed out profanities and F-bombs, and it helped. Just 11 seconds after Maurice’s verbal attack, the Panthers scored to tie the game.

Eventually, the Bruins won the game and forced a Game 6 that will be played Friday night. Still, the Paul Maurice show continued after the game.

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Maurice had several great quotes about why the Panthers lost, but he also got questions about Brad Marchand.

The Bruins’ captain have been missing for the past two games, after getting injured in a controversial incident with Panthers’ Sam Bennett.

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 25: Boston Bruins Left Wing Brad Marchand (63) before a face-off during second period National Hockey League action between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators on January 25, 2024, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire)

When Maurice was asked about Marchand’s eventual return to the series, he delivered perhaps the quote of the playoffs.

“It’s gonna be an absolute barnburner in there,” he said per The Athletic. “There’ll be 18,000 cameras on the morning skate just to see how many sips of water bottle Brad Marchand takes. There’s going to be some high-end investigative journalism. So guys go home and get a nap because you’ve got some s— to do in a couple days.”

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