“[Marchand] with an unbelievable shot,” Thornton said. “He actually called it on the bench…He told me on the bench where he wanted to go if he got one so he was unbelievable tonight. The whole line was great.”
A.B. Ok, so it’s not exactly The Great Bambino calling his shot in the 1932 World Series, but it’s still pretty cool. And to make the goal even more special, it was NHL villain Matt Cooke who Marchand left in his dust.
This entire play sums up this Bruins vs. Penguins Eastern Conference Finals series so far.
1) The Penguins get frustrated and lash out
2) The Bruins respond aggressively but stay in the play
3) The Penguins lose their composure
4) The Bruins capitalize in transition