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Watch: Marchand Won’t Let Jarry Give Puck to Fan, Attacks Jarry in 3rd



Pittsburgh Penguins, Tristan Jarry, Brad Marchand

BOSTON — So much for being a nice guy. Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry tried to give a souvenir puck to a Penguins fan during the Penguins win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday night.

Bruins winger Brad Marchand was his ornery, mischievous self and decided Jarry wasn’t allowed to give away the puck after the second period. And that was just the start of the saga between the two.

Perhaps Marchand merely saw a chance to slash Jarry. Either way, Jarry’s attempt at delighting a fan was for naught as Marchand slapped the puck off Jarry’s stick. Marchand grabbed the puck and threw it across the ice before heading to the locker room.


Jarry was a difference-maker in the win. He stopped 33 shots in the first 40 minutes and faced 30 scoring chances. He faced another dozen in the third period but was unbeatable in crunch time.

The Penguins ended their four-game winless streak with a  4-2 win over the Bruins. However, Brad Marchand and Tristan Jarry tangled again in the final seconds. In the final seconds, Marchand punched Jarry. Officials separated Marchand, but as the linesmen escorted Marchand to the bench, he jabbed his stick in Jarry’s face.

Jarry deferred any criticism and declined to continue what appeared to be a war of words with Marchand.

“I think it was the heat of the moment. Everyone is battling out there, and he was just trying to get the puck to the net, and our team did a great job,” Jarry said.

Initially, there were seven minutes of penalties on the scoreboard. However, the final game sheet showed Marchand was given a match penalty.

“Lack of discipline by Brad,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “…I don’t know if there was an incident at the end of the second period. That’s what someone said. I didn’t see it. I was in the room when it happened.”

Marchand was suspended earlier this season, and the Boston TV broadcast expressed expectation that another short-term vacation was coming.