Hockey fans roast Brad Marchand after his epic shootout fail

Jan 14 2020, 10:05 am

There’s probably no player more hated in the National Hockey League than Brad Marchand.

His reputation is well earned across the league, and he has no problem playing the role of villain with fans outside of Boston.

Even worse? He’s turned into one of the best players in the league, reaching the 100-point plateau last season.

So when he messes up really bad, fans are going to have a field day with it.

That was the case on Monday night, when Marchand skated to centre ice with the game on the line. Marchand was the Bruins’ last hope: If he scored, the shootout would continue. If he didn’t, the Flyers would win the game.

Well, he didn’t.

Not only did Marchand fail to score, he failed to do…well, much of anything. Marchand grazed the puck, moving it ever so slightly, as he skated by without it.

It was the worst shootout attempt of all time.

When a player like Marchand fails in such epic fashion, there’s no shortage of people at the ready on social media.

That included Flyers mascot Gritty:

It included us here at Offside too:

It even included the Flyers, as someone was caught saying “his nose got in the way” as the team left the ice.

Here’s a selection of the best reactions on social media: