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Watch: Marchand waves white flag during rough OTL in Dallas

Matt Kalman
November 17, 2018 - 12:01 am

It was a night to remember for many Bruins during their 1-0 overtime loss at Dallas on Friday.

Connor Clifton and Jakub Zboril made their NHL debuts, and Tuukka Rask made a strong return from his leave of absence (36 saves on 37 shots).

But it was a night to forget for Bruins forward Brad Marchand, who had one shot on net and accumulated 18 penalty minutes.

It all started harmlessly enough when Marchand jumped on Dallas forward Radek Faksa after Faksa drove Bruins center Patrice Bergeron into the boards. Marchand earned a double-minor for roughing, which the Bruins killed off.

Things went off the rails for Marchand at 12:46 of the second period, when he was called for slashing Stars goalie Ben Bishop – a sell job by Bishop that would’ve made Daniel Day-Lewis (My Right Calf?) proud. In the box Marchand got a little carried away and earned himself a 10-minute misconduct by "waving the white flag."

At 9:18 of the third period, Bergeron and Faksa pushed into each other after a whistle. The ensuing scrum landed Marchand back in the box for roughing.

So not only did the Bruins earn a point on the road without five of the six defensemen that opened the season in the lineup, and with Bergeron limited by an injury sustained on the Faksa hit, but they also did it with Marchand gone for nearly 1/3 of the game.

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