Boston Bruins' captain Brad Marchand laying on the ice after a dirty play by Florida Panthers' Sam Bennet.
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Sam Bennett deliberately and intentionally Injures Brad Marchand

Published May 11, 2024 at 11:03

The Florida Panthers' forward Sam Bennett deliberately and intentionally injured the Boston Bruins' captain Brad Marchand in their third playoff clash.

Prior to the third clash between the Panthers and the Bruins, the NHL warned both teams that the rest of the series would be scrutinized by the League. They had to make this decision following the massive scrum that emerged in the end of game 2, where a whipping total of 12 game misconducts were handed out and led to a fight between Matthew Tkachuk and David Pastrnak.

We should know soon enough if the League was serious or not. An incident occured in the third game involving Brad Marchand and Sam Bennett that could force the NHL to suspend Bennett.

During the first period of the game, Marchand was sucker punched by Bennett, as the Bruins' captain was skating with speed to hit the Panthers' forward.

Marchand remained on the ice for a few seconds before skating to the bench, visibly in pain.

"Marchand appeared to be in some pain after taking a hit from Bennett."

"Sam Bennett throwing a little rabbit punch at Brad Marchand during last night's Game 3 between the Panthers and Bruins.

Another really bad look for a Panthers forward."

Marchand was forced to leave the game after the second period. Without him, the Bruins could struggle to beat the Panthers.

If the NHL decides to punish Bennett, we should know about it later today. Make sure to stay tuned for any further updates from the League's Department of Player Safety.

Sam Bennett has a history with these types of cheap shots:

Source: Markerzone - Bennett may be suspended for dirty play on Marchand
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Sam Bennett deliberately and intentionally Injures Brad Marchand

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