Just three games into the Blue Jackets' Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand has had an oversized impact on the ice.
For starters, he's taken two disastrous penalties leading to a Blue Jacket power play goal in back-to-back wins for Columbus.
Then, there's the dirty stuff. There's always the dirty stuff with Marchand.
In Game 1, he stomped on Cam Atkinson's stick in overtime, breaking the blade before a faceoff. Tuesday night, in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 Game 3 win, Marchand sucker punched a defenseless Scott Harrington but earned no further punishment from the league.
Supposedly, the Bruins are dealing with his antics internally, whatever that means.
Asked about the punch Wednesday, Marchand expressed little remorse.
Brad Marchand addresses the media following this afternoon's practice in Columbus: pic.twitter.com/DN6lnalDpb
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 1, 2019
“It is what it is. I'm not overly concerned about what's said in the media and what fans say, and stuff like that,” Marchand said. “It was an unnecessary play, but it is what it is. Games go on, and I'll worry about the next one.”
With that, here's a brief history of Marchand's shitty play throughout his career.
March 5, 2011
June 8, 2011
Two Dirty Plays in Three Seconds
Marchand manages to both clothesline Canucks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and then undercut winger Daniel Sedin in a matter of seconds, leading to another on ice brawl.
December 5, 2011
January 7, 2012
February 5, 2012
Knee-to-Knee on Emelin
Marchand, quickly realizing there are no knees he won't pass up trying to damage, goes low on Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin.
June 5, 2013
Knee-to-Knee on Kunitz
In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Marchand went knee-to-knee on Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz. The Bruins would go on to win the game, 2-1, in overtime on the way to sweeping the Penguins.
January 16, 2015
October 30, 2015
Boarding Against Kulikov
Marchand draws blood with a dirty hit to Florida's Dmitry Kulikov, sending the Panther head first into the boards and breaking his nose. Marchand picked up a game misconduct for the hit.
November 21, 2015
Knee-to-Knee with Komarov
In a 2-0 Bruins win over the Maple Leafs, Marchand goes knee-to-knee with Toronto's Leo Kamarov, leading to a brawl on the ice.
December 29, 2015
Flip of Borowiecki
In the first period of a game against the Ottawa Senators, Marchand went low and flipped Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki. The NHL would suspend Marchand three games for the play.
January 24, 2017
Slew Footed Kronwall
Yet another slew foot, this time on Detroit's Niklas Kronwall. Marchand was fined $10,000 for the incident.
January 31, 2017
Slew Footed Stralman
Not even a week later, the Marchand slew foot strikes again. The victim this time: Tampa Bay's Anton Stralman.
April 4, 2017
Spearing Dotchin's Testicles
In the final game of the 2016-17 regular season, Marchand gets a game misconduct for his work on the groin of Tampa Bay's Jake Dotchin. He was later suspended two games.
January 23, 2018
March 10, 2018
Dirty Hit on Duclair
We don't even know what to call this one. Marchand goes flying spider on Chicago's Anthony Duclair, leaving the winger down injured on the ice and ending his season.
April 1, 2018
Crosscheck to the Face of MacDonald
April Fools'! Marchand crosschecks the face of Philadelphia's Andrew MacDonald while the Flyer was down on the ice. Marchand would be fined $5,000 for this one.
April 12, 2018
In Game 1 of Toronto and Boston's first round playoff series, Marchand kisses the Maple Leafs Leo Komarov on ice.
May 4, 2018
Marchand licks Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan after a scrum in the teams' Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The NHL literally had to tell Marchand to stop licking and kissing people.
April 25, 2019
Breaks Atkinson's Stick
In overtime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Blue Jackets and Bruins, Marchand stomps on Cam Atkinson's stick prior to a faceoff, breaking the blade. Bruins fans and media laugh it off.
April 30, 2019
Hit to the Back of Harrington's Head
In the closing minutes of Game 3 of Columbus and Boston's Eastern Conference Semifinal series, Marchand sucker punches a defenseless Scott Harrington in the back of the head. Marchand avoided supplemental punishment from the NHL for the hit.