When All-Star Brad Marchand hit the scene in 2006, it was clear he was a grinder. He did not have the stature of a typical hockey player (standing at 5’9 ”), but he had exceptional skills … not to mention he is rampant as hell, which earned him the nickname of “Leg Sweeper” for his frequent kicks. We participated in a video call with the Canadian ice hockey left winger and assistant captain of the NHL Boston Bruins ahead of 2021. Honda NHL Outdoor Games in Lake Tahoe, in which the Bruins face the Flyers on Sunday, February 21. Marchand talks about the kind of preparation he relies on to play outside in freezing weather; how this game of rock, paper, scissors with Mika Zibanejad started; and who the toughest goalie needs to score in the NHL right now.
As of February 17, Marchand was one goal in his 300th with Boston, a milestone achieved by just six other Bruins. He, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron are also the second top scoring line in the NHL since the start of the 2016-17 regular season with a total of 980 points. (In that span, they are second behind Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Edmonton, who have a combined total of 1,073 points.)
Get to know Marchand a bit more in the video above, then see the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers compete in the Honda NHL Outdoors event on Sunday, February 21. as part of NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe.
The event will include two regular season outdoor games played at Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, NV, and broadcast live at 3 p.m. ET on NBC in the United States.
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