Jim Montgomery sounds off on Brad Marchand 'sucker punch.'

Jim Montgomery sounds off on Brad Marchand 'sucker punch.'

The head coach of the Boston Bruins vented his frustrations with the National Hockey League on Saturday.

Jonathan Larivee

The Boston Bruins are not happy about what has transpired with their captain, Bruins forward Brad Marchand, and Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery is the latest to speak out on the topic.

On Saturday, less than 24 hours after what some have described as a 'sucker punch' from Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett to the head of the aforementioned Brad Marchand, Montgomery spoke to the media about the incident and called out both the National Hockey League and the NHL's Department of Player Safety for failing to protect his player.

"In real time I gotta be honest my eyes weren't on the exact play," admitted Montgomery. "Having seen it, there's a history there with Bennett... but there's clearly evidence of what went on. People can say it wasn't intentional, but we have our view of it."

When he was asked if he had spoken to anyone from the NHL or the Department of Player Safety about the incident, Montgomery admitted that there had been no contact.

"I have not," said Montgomery shaking his head.

You can hear Montgomery's full comments in the clip below, comments in which he also describes Marchand's status moving forward as day to day. It is worth noting however that, since Montgomery spoke to the media, there has been an update on Marchand's status and it is not positive.