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Marchand scores twice, but Bruins lose to Sabres

Dec 19, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

Earlier on Thursday, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli insisted that he’s not looking to trade Brad Marchand. The potent pest showed why patience might be the key tonight, as he scored two goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Buffalo Sabres beat Boston 4-2.

Let’s take a look at Marchand’s duo of goals anyway, shall we?

First, he scored a shorthanded tally about two minutes into the second period:

A little more than a minute later, the 25-year-old gave Boston what would be a fleeting 2-1 lead:

The Bruins probably aren’t happy about losing to the lowest-ranked team in the East and NHL, but this pair of goals might just help Marchand turn things around (or at least mute his critics for a little while).

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    If you didn’t see this game it went a little something like this-

    Bruins get powerplay. Repeated scoring chances. Puck bounces over defenseman’s stick. 1 on 1. Goal.

    Bruins get 5 shots in a row during a 2 minute span of zone time. Puck bounces over defenseman’s stick. 2 on 1. Goal.

    And the two others came a 1:30 something apart, after once again.. numerous shots and zone time… puck bouncing over sticks.. odd man rushes.. wrap around goal.

    Oh, and Chad Johnson was shaky at best. The wrap around goal was awful. The short handed goal was eh.. and the two others were just awful.

    • grigointhefirst - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      Bruins suck

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM

        good one

      • bunkerhillbob - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        So do you.

  2. grigointhefirst - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Nice job mentioning the Sabres in this article.

    Yeah, Marchand’s goals were nice but so were the goals created by the Sabres. Once again the Sabres seem to step up against bigger teams and show how much speed we have in our roster. That Flynn goal was just perfect. Stafford’s GWG on the wrap around is a classic example of what he needs to do, use his speed along the boards and simply beat defenders to the net. The Sabres did a great job block shots and letting Miller see the puck. They also did a great job of getting pucks to the net and not giving up on any play. The Sabres were just simply the better team here. Where is Boston’s scoring depth?

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Once again? They have the worst record in league

      • grigointhefirst - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:19 AM

        if you do some research and look at previous seasons you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

  3. montrealbbr - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Hahaha! The bruins lose to a terrible team like buffalo! I suppose you will hear the injury excuses come out now.

    • drewzducks - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Your team has lost 3 of 5 including games to the mighty Panthers and Isles. Now go shuffle off to your new found home in mediocrity.

    • bunkerhillbob - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      Haha, remember when the Habsburg used to be good?

      • drewzducks - Dec 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Definitely. I grew up in the 70’s when they were dominant and respected. They’ve reversed course to say the least.

  4. amityvillefun - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    The Bruins have been battling the flu and various injuries and their back up goalie played the game. All in all, considering the adversity the team has faced, they are doing pretty damn good.

    Instead of trolling and spending your time hating the Bruins, why don’t you just cheer on the Habs? Wouldn’t that be more fun and productive?

    Answer: Because you are miserable and jealous of the Bruins. Maybe when the Habs win another Cup you will lighten up a bit. Hold your breath and wait.

    • duster1982 - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      No one is jealous of the Bruins. Stop living in the past. And it’s comments like that that make all Boston fans unbearable. Time to grow up a little.

      • amityvillefun - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        The past? Their right up at the top of the conference and were in the Finals just last year?

        My comment suggests that he cheer for the Habs instead of hating the Bruins and you say this is “unbearable?”

        Ok. Go soak in your hate and enjoy it. If they aren’t jealous of the Bruins WHY TROLL A PAGE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HABS?

        I think the people that need to grow up are the ones that just spew hate instead of cheering on the team they enjoy watching…

        Whatever man. Merry Christmas, eh?

      • amityvillefun - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        Oops. “They’re” not “their.”

    • hockey412 - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Who are you even talking to?

      I don’t think anyone’s jealous of the Bruins, buddy…you just need to face the facts that few people outside of Boston like them. It’s pretty much an unlikeable bunch, starting with the bench boss.

      • drewzducks - Dec 20, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Almost as unbearable as your team, but not to that extreme.

  5. joey4id - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    If you’re a Bruins fan, or have anything to do with the Bs organization, you’ve got to be happy with how Marchand responded to all the criticism and adversity. It’s very easy to perform when things are going well, but how you perform when dealing with adversity is a better measure of your character. Good for the Bs and Marchand despite the loss.

    amityvillefun, seriously! Considering how the Pens are doing it’s bad timing to even mention injuries, the flu, or a back up goalie. Your just lost to the worst team inthe whole league. 30th! C’mon.

    • amityvillefun - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      Big deal man, it’s one game. Not the playoffs. If they lose to Buffalo tomorrow, I’ll start being concerned. Buffalo always manages to “get up” for games against the Bruins. Every dog has his day. Ask the Panthers, they even win once in a while too.

      • amityvillefun - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        Oh, it looks like the Panthers DID beat Pittsburgh this year… Time to throw in the towel and give up on the playoffs, right?

  6. bunkerhillbob - Dec 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Way to go, Brad!

  7. pizzaman77 - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    The Sabres actually have points in each of their last 5 games now, winning 3 of those 5. I’m not saying they’re awesome by any means but they’re starting to “get it”

    • pizzaman77 - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      wait sorry, points in 4 of their last 5

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