In the second period of last night’s Game Four between Boston and Tampa Bay, Bruins forward Brad Marchand licked the Lightning’s Ryan Callahan after a borderline hit. It sasn’t the first time the agitator had used his mouth against an opponent, and I’m not talking about trash talking.
Since Marchand’s incident with the Leafs’ Leo Komarov in the first round of the playoffs, the NHL has been indecisive on how best to stop him from licking opposing players.
However, Saturday the league has taken its first public action. The NHL’s Public Relations office tweeted today that the league has told Brad Marchand to stop licking people or Marchand will face supplemental discipline.