Brad Marchand throws shade at former teammate Riley Nash after Bruins win


The Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets were engaged in a hard-hitting Game 1 in the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The two teams combined for 71 hits, and the physical play caught the attention of Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

In particular, one player's physicality surprised Marchand. It was his former Bruins teammate, Riley Nash. Nash had four hits in the game. Marchand, in trademark fashion, threw some shade at Nash for his physical play, per our own Joe Haggerty.

I don’t think he had a hit in two years with us.

This is classic Marchand. He likes to try to get in his opponent's heads and take digs at them throughout the series. He's just getting started with the Blue Jackets, and Nash was a logical target because of their previous relationship as teammates.

In fairness to Nash, he did record 153 hits during his two-season stint with the Bruins (157 games). So Marchand's count of his physicality was a little bit of an exaggeration.

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