Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien got a little testy Friday after forward Brad Marchand received a questionable goaltender interference penalty against the New York Rangers, and Alain Vigneault is firing back.
“The way Hank conducts himself on the ice, away from the rink, off the ice, the example that he sets … Who would you rather have as a son: Henrik or Brad Marchand?” Vigneault said Saturday, per CBSSports.com. “I mean, for him to say things like that about Hank, it’s totally wrong, and probably Claude is getting a little older and needs to check his eyesight.”
It was a heated game all around, as the Rangers scored with Marchand in the box to go ahead 3-2 with less than 10 minutes left in the game. That came after Bruins forward Matt Beleskey broke New York center Derek Stepan’s ribs with a big hit in the second period.
Boston went on to win 4-3 with two late goals, so it’s really no wonder Vigneault is ticked.
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Thumbnail photo via New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.