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Marchand Faces Multi-Game Suspension For Actions Vs. Jarry

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Tristan Jarry could get vindication from the NHL player safety department.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry declined to condemn the actions of Boston Bruins bad boy Brad Marchand Tuesday night, but the NHL department of player safety will have its say.

Marchand has been offered an in-person hearing (these days that means via Zoom) after he received a match penalty late in the Penguins’ 4-2 win in Boston.

Being offered an in-person hearing means Marchand could, but does not have to, receive a suspension of at least six games.

Initially, cameras caught Marchand disrupting Jarry’s attempt to flip a puck to a fan at the end of the second period, with Jarry appearing to have some words for the highly talented but disruptive Bruins player. Then, in the third period, Marchand was seen sucker punching Jarry in the head (the roughing reference from the safety department) and then swinging his stick high toward the goalie.

Although Jarry was not injured and the Penguins didn’t have anything too harsh to say about Marchand’s actions, he could be facing a significant suspension. He has seven career suspensions, most recently three games in late November for slew-footing Vancouver’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

As for the Penguins not going after Marchand in the moment, here is an interesting take from a former Penguins winger. Whether you agree or not, it’s based on his experience.

And interesting takes from another former Penguins player.

The Penguins are set to practice Wednesday in Boston before traveling to Ottawa for a game there Thursday.

As an aside, don’t you wonder what he could possibly say in these hearings at this point? Mea culpa? Trying to spark my team? Hard to figure out what might go on in that particular guy’s head.

 

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Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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Robert Shoemaker
Robert Shoemaker
3 months ago

I wish i knew what caused this interaction

Katz
Katz
3 months ago

This is the NHL folks. Marchand will get 4 games is my guess . More importantly as I always say this Penguin team is not build for the playoffs. Last year Palmieri jammed the net after the whistle in I think game 5 or 6. If you want I’ll post the video. Jarry is your hope people. Other teams know that too. Marchand knows, Wilson knows, Cizikas and Martin know. The DOPS isn’t going to matter if Jarry goes out do to riff raff, ….. in the First Round again. GMJR tried to address the void in the lineup but… Read more »

Ethan
Ethan
3 months ago
Reply to  Katz

Are you talking about the Steelers? Cause then I agree with you about not being built for the post season. As for the Guins, hockey playoffs are tricky. What worries me is that Crosby got cross-checked in back towards boards and only HE gets a penalty for defending himself. Then you are a man down with 1 goal lead in 3rd. Something like VAR in soccer would catch that type of foul and keep players safer (but then more breaks and commercials with Flo from Progressive–Ugh!) To me it is refereeing that is the most important thing when it comes… Read more »

Fredrick
Fredrick
3 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

The refs let a lot go in the playoffs. We have seen it time and time again. I do agree. This team needs some sandpaper and net front presence. For both offense and defense.

Wasnt
3 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

I think just having a Reeves or Gubranson makes the other team think twice, they don’t always have to fight. Teams know they can do what ever they want to Sid Geno and now Rust and Jake because there’s no repercussions or even a threat.
VAR will take years before approved and I don’t think fans want it.
Watch what happens with Ottawa and Tocheock, bet they won’t be on their best behavior also. Guess why….no repercussions

Ethan
Ethan
3 months ago
Reply to  Wasnt

I agree with you on implementing VAR system. But not a guy with access to video in the refs ear. When they called Sid for penalty someone watching video could have told ref that there was a cross-check with intent to injure that preceded it. At the very least the cheap shot team doesn’t get rewarded with a power play that way.

David Williams
David Williams
3 months ago

I wonder if Marchand has any filters at home: air filter, coffee filters, etc.
He doesn’t seem to have a filter between his brain and his actions.

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