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BHN Daily: Heartwarming Boston Bruins Moment With Brad Marchand

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While Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand didn’t have the greatest game on the ice once the puck was dropped in a Game 1 loss to the Washington Capitals, Marchand showed exactly what kind of first-class person he was prior to the game.

During pregame warm-ups at Capital One Arena on Saturday night, Marchand noticed a young girl in a Capitals jersey was struck with an errant puck while the Bruins and Capitals were getting ready prior to the opening game of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. The girls was clearly upset in the aftermath, so Marchand spotted what going on, pointed it out to member of the Boston Burins staff and then signed a stick to be sent to her in the stands.

Preparing for a playoff hockey game took a backseat temporarily to making sure a little hockey fan was doing okay in the stands, and doing whatever he could to help dry the little girl’s tears. It’s a heartwarming testament to exactly the kind of quality person that Marchand is off the ice even if he’s got the well-earned reputation on the ice as a guy that sometimes steps over the edge to gain a competitive advantage.

Well done, No. 63.

Now on to the BHN Puck Links:

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Adrian Dater says wondering whether or not David Perron is going to play in Game 1 is one of the big questions heading into a big first round series between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues. (Colorado Hockey Now)

*Kyle Palmieri played the overtime hero in Game 1 for the New York Islanders as they take a 1-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. (NYI Hockey Now)

*The Boston Bruins are all out of mulligans in their first round series against the Washington Capitals after playing much less than their best in Game 1 on Saturday night. (Boston Hockey Now)

*Here are the sights and sounds of Game 1 with the Bruins and Capitals opening the Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday night.

*David Pastrnak says his spirit animal is “an elephant, but at the same time a butterfly.” What. A. Beauty.

*Apparently, John Tortorella wanted to quit the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to this season and was talked out of it by Nick Foligno. (The Athletic)

*Larry Brooks says that adding Pekka Rinne could bring in some needed leadership for the New York Rangers. Honestly, how much leadership does an NHL team from their goaltenders? Honest question. (New York Post)

*For something completely different: This story about a former Survivor contestant being used to honeytrap politicians in Washington DC is wild. (Barstool Sports)

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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