March 14, 2017
Vancouver Canucks fans have flat out hated Brad Marchand since they watched their team choke away the 2011 Stanley Cup Final to the Bruins. So you know that they had to be extra upset leaving the Rogers Arena Monday night after watching the Canucks lose 6-3 thanks in part to a hat trick by Marchand.
The Canucks were leading 3-2 heading into the third period before the “Little Ball of Hate” took things over. He scored his first goal on the power play, just 58 seconds into the final frame, by using his backhand to rook the puck over Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller.
Marchand gave the Bruins a 4-3 lead at 12:03 as he once again used the backhand to beat Miller.
After David Krejci scored to give the Bruins a 5-3 lead, Marchand completed the hat trick with an empty net goal in the final minute of play.
"Lots of great memories in this building so it is fun just to come in here and reminisce and when you have a night like that it just adds to those memories," Marchand said, per NHL.com. "That's kind of when I get into it more and not a good idea for them."
Marchand is now tied with Sidney Crosby for the league lead in goals with 35 and is now has to be considered one of the front runners for the Hart Trophy.