Brad Marchand set the tone early for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final by scoring a power play goal in the first period to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 lead over the St. Louis Blues. However, that tone and momentum took a sizable shift in the second. As St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo passed the puck from behind the Blues' net, Marchand came in and delivered a dangerous hit that took out the defenseman's left leg.
Marchand takes out Pietrangelo's leg ... pic.twitter.com/DsKKeLjJnm— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) June 10, 2019
The on-ice officials saw this and assessed Marchand with a two-minute minor penalty for tripping. Pietrangelo was slow to get off the ice, but returned shortly afterward.
Luckily for Marchand, the Blues were unsuccessful with the man-advantage, but that won't stop fans from further accusing him of dirty play.