The aftermatch of Sam Bennett's sucker punch on Brad Marchand.
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New angle incriminates Sam Bennett after dirty hit on Brad Marchand

Published May 12, 2024 at 9:12 PM

A fresh perspective has emerged on social media between Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett and Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand during game three of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

Marchand was sidelined for the remainder of game three, and now, with his absence confirmed for game four, Bennett, who delivered a sucker punch to Marchand, is likely to face heightened scrutiny as the Panthers prepare for their next game at TD Garden.

The focal point remains the vicious hit that forced Bruins captain Brad Marchand off the ice for the duration of game three and now rules him out for game four, with game five also in doubt. Bennett's flurry of punches has placed him squarely in the spotlight as the Panthers gear up for game four at TD Garden.

Upon closer examination of a new angle, what initially appeared to be a clean shoulder-to-shoulder hit reveals Bennett's quick jab to Marchand's face.

With the Bruins aiming to bounce back after two consecutive heavy defeats and the absence of their captain, they're expected to come out fighting on Sunday night, with goaltender Jeremy Swayman seeking a stronger performance.

The stage is set for an intriguing night of playoff hockey, but the Bruins must bring their top game and display resilience if they hope to avoid another pounding by the red-hot Panthers.

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New angle incriminates Sam Bennett after dirty hit on Brad Marchand

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