When asked if one benefit of wearing a full face shield was protection from being licked, Pittsburgh's Carl Hagelin said: 'I'm not going to answer that. "And if I'm not mistaken, spitting is a game misconduct, if not gross".
After the game, Callahan spoke about getting licked by Marchand and said, "I don't know what the difference is between that and spitting in someone's face", according Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.
Marchand reportedly had been told by the league to stop such antics - Friday wasn't the first time Marchand attempted to lick an opponent as a way of taunting - although NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly denied that was the case last week when interviewed by USA Today.
As you'll remember, Marchand went in for the tongue kill in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs when he licked Leo Komarov. "But to me it's worse, if not the same". The quirky incident led to laughs from observers around the league, who mostly agreed with Nazem Kadri's assessment that "it was uncomfortable to watch".
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The other night I was holding my sleeping six-month-old daughter on my chest when Fiala scored his game-winner. Fiala's overtime victor on a two-on-one - Enstrom was the defenceman caught pinching - wasn't half bad either.
"I saw it. I don't really get it". Jets forward Adam Lowry said he probably would've punched Marchand - the kind of response the known instigator likely was looking for - while coach Paul Maurice said, "It gives me the willies". "It's weird to me". "Nope. Never. I'm a germaphobe", he said.
Game 5 between the Bruins and the Lightning takes place at the Amalia Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday afternoon. These both came after Marchand tallied game-winning goals.
The incident took place during Game 4 of the Boston Bruins' second-round National Hockey League playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, following an exciting frenzy on the ice. I don't get it. I don't understand it.
"I just said to him, "I could kiss you right now.' His visor was in the way", Marchand said, grinning".