Brad Marchand's series-opening goal steeped in offside controversy

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/players/4351/" data-ylk="slk:Brad Marchand">Brad Marchand</a> open the scoring in the Maple Leafs’ highly-anticipated series with the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/teams/bos" data-ylk="slk:Boston Bruins">Boston Bruins</a>. (Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Brad Marchand open the scoring in the Maple Leafs’ highly-anticipated series with the Boston Bruins. (Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

It did not take the Boston Bruins long to get on the board against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first game of their first-round matchup. Brad Marchand kicked things off in style by scoring a pretty nifty goal off a nice feed from Torey Krug.


The play is controversial earlier in its development where the Boston Bruins may have been offside on two fronts. Both Marchand and Patrice Bergeron came eerily close.



Now, before everyone gets up in arms and starts ripping on NHL officiating, it is important to note that Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock did not challenge the play. An offside may have been missed, but he did not request a second look.

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