Published: Sun, May 06, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Boston Bruins Brad Marchand Told To Stop Licking People

Boston Bruins Brad Marchand Told To Stop Licking People

A few weeks back during the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs, you might remember us posting the video of Bruins forward Brad Marchand going in for a nice lick/peck on the cheek on his opponent Leo Komarov.

The league denied speaking with Marchand about the first incident, but Marchand got another lick in during Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

As you'll remember, Marchand went in for the tongue kill in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs when he licked Leo Komarov.

"I don't know, I guess we'll see if he licks me", Callahan said.

True to form, that pest reputation has preceded Marchand into the second round against the Lightning. The latest came Friday night when the notorious instigator licked Tampa Bay winger Ryan Callahan after the whistle.

Dallas Stars forward Patrick Eaves pushed away Marchand when he tried kissing him during a game Feb 20, 2016.

So now I think we've gotten to the point where Marchand is beyond the "I'm just trying to get in their head" excuse.

Callahan was none too pleased.

After the game, Callahan spoke about getting licked by Marchand and said, "I don't know what the difference is between that and spitting in someone's face", according Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

"He punched me four times in the face", Marchand said. "But for me it's worse, if not the same".

The NHL's threat of supplemental discipline should be enough to curtail such behavior for the rest of the playoffs.

Marchand was suspended five games for elbowing New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson on January 23, and was fined $5,000 for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew McDonald on April 1.

He was also fined on two separate occasions in March, the first for embellishment and another for elbowing the Islanders' Andrew MacDonald.

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