As Brad Marchand continues tongue lashing his opponents, his latest victim says it is time the Bruins agitator was penalized for his actions.
Ryan Callahan was the latest participant to have his face licked by Marchand, throughout the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 4-Three extra time win in Sport Four in Boston on Friday.
“It is unlucky that he goes that low to do this, however would not take us off our recreation,” Ryan Callahan mentioned. “Hopefully, the league appears to be like at it. I do not know if there may be self-discipline for spitting in somebody’s face, however to me it is worse if not the identical.”
Marchand obtained up shut and private with Callahan after a whistle with 1:21 left within the second interval, then leaned in and tried to lick Callahan’s face. The Lightning ahead pushed him away.
“He punched me 4 instances within the face,” Marchand mentioned. “He simply saved getting shut. Nothing massive.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs additionally complained concerning the tactic throughout their first-round collection with Boston.
Advised that Callahan in contrast licking to spitting and mentioned it ought to be penalized accordingly, Marchand mentioned, “That is cute. Good for him.”
Oddly sufficient, Callahan was requested earlier than the collection started what he would do if one thing like this occurred.
Earlier than this Lightning Bruins collection began I requested Ryan Callahan what he would do if Brad Marchand licked him. Right here is Cally’s response: <a href=”https://t.co/l4LUIPFvSN”>pic.twitter.com/l4LUIPFvSN</a>
And after the sport, Lightning coach Jon Cooper expressed his frustration with the incident, telling reporters “it has no place within the recreation.”
Jon Cooper on lick-gate: “There may be completely no place in our recreation for that. I don’t get it. I don’t perceive it. I don’t. How would you’re feeling if I walked over to your proper now and gave you one massive lick from the chin up?”
It is unclear whether or not the NHL will self-discipline Marchand, however one Twitter person has an thought of how to get him to cease licking his opponents.
Subsequent time Brad Marchand goes to lick somebody <a href=”https://t.co/iH6GEAVP5M”>pic.twitter.com/iH6GEAVP5M</a>