The Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on Tuesday night to win their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal 4-3.
The two teams met as centre ice for the handshake and it was clear that young Leafs star player Auston Matthews was upset over the loss. With teary eyes and dropped shoulders, he went down the line, shaking hands with the winners. He got a hug from class act Patrice Bergeron and appeared to have a poignant moment with Bruins pest Brad Marchand.
While it seems that Marchand remained classy for the handshake and celebration, he couldn’t help himself anymore after the game.
Before meeting with reporters to comment on the Bruins’ win and upcoming round against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Marchand walked through the Bruins’ room, putting his hand to his ear.
“How quiet’s Toronto right now?”
He was referring to Matthews’ celebration back in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks where he reacted to his goal with his hand to his ear.
Marchand quickly forgot the upset Matthews and went on to rub salt in his wounds right after the game.
Classic (not classy) Marchand.