BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Despite a tough week on the ice for Brad Marchand, the Boston Bruin's forward is making light of his hockey gaffes.
Marchand took to the Twitter to report that "hands have been lost," and that if the are found anywhere, he'd appreciate them being returned to the TD Garden.
The self-deprecating humor comes after two games where Marchand had uncharacteristic misses in one-on-one situations with the opposing goalie. The first happened during Monday night's shootout in Philadelphia as Marchand over skates the puck at center ice, grazing it so it and registering as a shot attempt.
Take a look for yourself:
The moment is a microcosm for the team's shootout woes this season, where they are 0-7 on the year.
Midway through the second period of Thursday night's game against the Penguins, Marchand gained control of the puck in the neutral zone, skated in uncontested on a breakaway but didn't even get a shot off due to poor puck control.
The black and gold went on to beat Pittsburgh 4-1, capped off by an empty netter from Marchand, hopefully restoring his confidence. And if that doesn't work, the NHL on NBC's twitter page posted a graphic of the league leaders in game-winning-goals for the past decade, which Marchand responded too.
The 31-year-old has a lot to smile about as he's fresh off a career-high, 100-point season, and is on pace for another stellar campaign, totaling 64 points (21-43-64) and helping the Bruins to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season.
The Bruins are back in action Sunday at 12:30 in Pittsburgh.