The physical play that defines the Boston Bruins was lacking in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Red Wings, as they fell to Detroit 1-0. But the Bruins went back to their roots Sunday and outmuscled the Red Wings en route to a commanding 4-1 win that evened the series at one game apiece.
After the game, NESN’s Jack Edwards caught up with resident agitator Brad Marchand, who admitted the Black and Gold didn’t play the game they wanted in the series opener, but he was pleased with the tone they set in Game 2.
Marchand, at the center of most of the scrums Sunday, noticed that the more physical the Bruins were, the more frustrated the Red Wings became, and he hopes the momentum will roll with Boston into Detroit, where Games 3 and 4 will be played.
Check out the video above to hear more from Marchand.