Was Bruins star Brad Marchand’s clipping penalty a reputation call?

Watch as Brad Marchand is penalized for sending Shayne Gostisbehere flying after hit from his knees.

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was assessed a clipping minor Thursday for an apparent low-bridge hit on Philadelphia Flyers blueliner Shayne Gostisbehere.

Marchand has been no stranger to delivering questionable hits throughout his nine-year NHL career, but was this one deserved or more of a reputation call?

With roughly four minutes remaining in the opening period, Marchand went to make a play for the puck near centre ice. He lost his footing and Gostisbehere skated into him, going head over heels. Although the broadcast called it tripping, Marchand was sent to the box for clipping and Gostisbehere was uninjured.

Watch the video at the top of the page and have your say below.

Marchand has been suspended on six separate occasions in the NHL, twice for low hits — once in 2012 for low-bridging Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo then again in 2015 for clipping Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki.


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