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Marchand shuts up Vatanen with the chirp of the year

And now it's officially a series!

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If you're not watching Game 2 between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes right now, do yourself a favor and flip the game on ASAP. These two offensively gifted teams are putting on a series that's actually full of old school, rough and tough playoff hockey. You love to see it.

And if you didn't think this was a worthwhile series, well you might want to check in now that Bruins forward Brad Marchand has officially made his presence felt. Check out Marchand absolutely shutting down Hurricanes defenseman Sami Vatanen with a chirp for the ages.

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I mean... technically Marchand isn't wrong. Vatanen watched Game 1 from the press box as a healthy scratch and, to be frank, he isn't looking so hot to start Game 2. Maybe Marchand is on to something here?

In any case, head coach Rod Brind'Amour elected to insert both Vatanen and Trevor Van Riemsdyk on the Hurricanes' blue line this evening, while taking out veterans Jake Gardiner and Joel Edmundson.