Devils rookie defenseman Simon Nemec tackling Bruins captain Brad Marchand
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Brad Marchand Messes With The Wrong Player And Gets Body Slammed To The Ice

Published January 15, 2024 at 8:31 PM

Bruins captain Brad Marchand is well known throughout the hockey world. As such, almost everyone involved in the sport is familiar with his reputation. One player whose reputation has yet to be determined is Devils rookie defenseman Simon Nemec. Today Marchand learned the hard way not to mess with him.

Marchand Gets Taken Down By Devils Rookie Defenseman

The 35-year-old forward embarrassed himself today when he got involved in an altercation with Devils rookie defenseman Simon Nemec. While Nemec isn't exactly tall by NHL standards, his 6'1" frame is somewhat imposing compared to Marchand who stands at just 5'9". This size mismatch lead to the Bruins captain easily being taken down by the defender, who slammed him to the ice in the confrontation.

Simon Nemec showing a little feisty vs. Marchand 👀

Marchand would walk away the victor however as the Bruins picked up the victory in large part due to the efforts of their goaltender Jeremy Swayman.

Swayman Propels Bruins To Victory Over Devils With 31-Save Shutout

While he has never gotten a true shot at a 1A type of role thanks to his brilliant goalie partner Linus Ullmark, Swayman has proved time and time again that he is among the NHL's best goalies. Tonight was no exception as he earned his 3rd shutout of the season.

Jeremy Swayman pitched a 31-save shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the visiting New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Monday afternoon.

Swayman improved his record to 13-3-6, lowered his goals-against-average to 2.38, and boosted his save percentage to .922. He is now second among all NHL goalies in save percentage only behind Connor Hellebuyck for goalies with a minimum of 18 games played.

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Brad Marchand Messes With The Wrong Player And Gets Body Slammed To The Ice

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