Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is generously listed at 5 foot 9, a stature that comes in handy when he’s trying to swat a puck out of the air while keeping his stick under the crossbar.
Like, for example, the shorthanded goal he scored against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
With Brett Connolly in the box for tripping, Marchand stole the puck from goalie James Reimer behind the net. He fed Patrice Bergeron for a chance in front, but Reimer made the save. The puck flew into the air back to Marchand in the left faceoff circle.
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