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.
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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:
Just barely licked it.
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) January 14, 2020
It included us here at Offside too:
Hockey fans everywhere be like… pic.twitter.com/9aB9SPSjyj
— Offside (@OffsideDH) January 14, 2020
It even included the Flyers, as someone was caught saying “his nose got in the way” as the team left the ice.
The Flyers coming off the ice after Marchand whiffed in the shootout.
“His nose got in the way” 🤣pic.twitter.com/ZJHpDNJyL2
— ryan (@_Ryno81) January 14, 2020
Here’s a selection of the best reactions on social media:
IT’S OVER! Marchand over skated! #BOSvsPHI
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 14, 2020
Marchand fails to score, or move the puck, really. pic.twitter.com/KzlDhvXNWN
— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) January 14, 2020
How many RT’s for Brad Marchand’s filthy shootout attempt? 🔥😩 pic.twitter.com/vlqGs4Hs3C
— Alex McIntyre (@alexemcintyre) January 14, 2020
*Travis Konecny scores in the shootout*
Marchand: Hope I don’t blow this.
Also Marchand: pic.twitter.com/fBIt8pZ2Jw
— Tim Riday (@TimRiday) January 14, 2020
Brad Marchand Shootout Attempt (colorized, 2020) pic.twitter.com/Me8MScQRDg
— Dan Yost (@dtyst1) January 14, 2020
Forget the Rage Room and all the other money making schemes, if the Flyers leave Marchand’s puck there, I’ll pay $20 at the Carnival to lay next to it for a picture @NHLFlyers @BroadStBull @billmeltzer @BroadStHockey @NBCSFlyers @nufced pic.twitter.com/DEaXbkmP0L
— leafscaptain27 (@nardone01) January 14, 2020
damn the nhl puck tracker on that marchand shootout attempt must have been like pic.twitter.com/fVY4bfUFJS
— S7 (@S7Dsn) January 14, 2020
Saw Marchand’s reaction to fucking up his shootout attempt and it’s very familiar from when he caused the Bruins to lose the Stanley Cup. pic.twitter.com/Ouz2Xs3ujB
— J (@Account4hockey) January 14, 2020
I haven’t lived a perfect life and I know that but when Brad Marchand screws up in a hilarious way a bunch of strangers all immediately @ me so I must be doing something right.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) January 14, 2020
Man I was having kind of a blah day. Then I saw that Brad Marchand shootout attempt and things are looking up
— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) January 14, 2020
Brad Marchand’s shootout attempt was the biggest Bruins whiff since the 2015 NHL Draft.
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) January 14, 2020
Carter Hart vs Marchand in the shootout pic.twitter.com/hkucM73Ous
— Stephanie R (@BroadStGhoulie) January 14, 2020
Brad Marchand…..going in to tie it….. pic.twitter.com/CYQhP0U0wS
— franko65 (@Raiderfrank65) January 14, 2020
Watching Brad Marchand over skate the puck to give the Flyers a shootout win: pic.twitter.com/bnRHDB1Q7S
— Tom Foti #OskarStrong (@TomFoti) January 14, 2020
If I see this Marchand shoot out attempt video one more time pic.twitter.com/yAJTkT84FA
— Skyler (@skylerandwine) January 14, 2020
This Marchand attempt just cant leave my head pic.twitter.com/WmtC73fAgZ
— New England Photography (@NewPhotograghy) January 14, 2020
Titanic x Brad Marchand = Gold
— Tej Dhaliwal (@DrDangles87) January 14, 2020
Bruins sending Marchand home on the train. pic.twitter.com/PQxL7Cqvtu
— Tim Riday (@TimRiday) January 14, 2020