Brad Marchand is well-known for his role as a hockey pest, but he's tended to shy away from any controversy the last two years.
Marchard found himself in hot water on Thursday, however, when he was caught slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard into the boards midway through the second period.
GIF: another angle of Marchand/Brassard pic.twitter.com/dVwhq7o65w— Steph (@myregularface) January 16, 2015
When we say caught, we don't mean by the referees. The play went unpenalized, but you can see from replay angles that Marchand executed a pretty textbook slew foot.
GIF: Marchand slew foots Brassard pic.twitter.com/KGxdijCbSQ— Steph (@myregularface) January 16, 2015
Brassard was unhurt on the play. Whether the NHL decides to review the play after the game remains to be seen.