Marchand Has Hat Trick in 3rd; Bruins Roll Past Canucks 6-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brad Marchand relishes being the villain, especially in the city where he hoisted the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins forward scored a hat trick in the third period, including the winning goal with under eight minutes left, and Boston beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Monday night.
After tying the game on the power play 58 seconds into the third, Marchand stole the puck from Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin along the boards, stepped past Daniel Sedin and then deked through the legs of Alexander Edler before beating Canucks goalie Ryan Miller.
Loathed by Vancouver fans since the 2011 Stanley Cup Final that the Bruins won in Game 7 at Rogers Arena, Marchand was booed every time he touched the puck — jeers that only added to his motivation.