The Boston Bruins notched a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday evening however endured a few pricey setbacks alongside the way in which.
Per Amalie Benjamin of the NHL’s web site, Boston ahead Brad Marchand will miss not less than Saturday’s recreation in opposition to the Winnipeg Jets due to an upper-body harm he suffered as the results of a success delivered by Washington ahead Garnet Hathaway within the second interval of Thursday’s contest:
“Sadly, Brad’s going to overlook a bit of little bit of time, and that is the top of it from our finish,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy informed reporters on Friday.
As famous by ESPN and The Associated Press, Cassidy was none too completely satisfied in regards to the incident in query whereas talking with media members following Thursday’s victory.
“The [Marchand] one I did not like in any respect. … Hit a man within the numbers in a weak spot,” he mentioned at the moment. “I’ve seen that from that participant up to now, so I did not like that one in any respect. The league could or could not take a look at it. In relation to [Marchand], generally they type of transfer on. However on this specific case, looks as if a weak spot, in opposition to the boards, again excessive.”
As famous by ESPN stats, Marchand leads the Bruins with 20 objectives, 23 assists and 43 factors this season.
Moreover, Bruins ahead Anton Blidh will sit by the weekend after he went down with an upper-body harm on Thursday night.
Boston will start Friday evening in fourth place within the Atlantic Division standings with 48 factors, three factors again of the third-place Toronto Maple Leafs.