Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is one of the most annoying players in the NHL, and we mean that as a compliment.
He's capable of scoring between 30 and 40 goals each season, while also doing a great job of getting under opposing players' skin and drawing penalties as a result.
His latest victim was Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams, who responded to a high stick from Marchand and took a costly penalty in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final Sunday afternoon at TD Garden.
Check out the Marchand/Williams altercation in the GIFs below, including the B's forward showing Williams which direction the penalty box is located and mocking him with the "C".
Marchand mocks Justin Williams with the captain’s C pic.twitter.com/6Tatubd9VW— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 12, 2019
Brad Marchand draws a penalty on Justin Williams, signals for Williams to go to the penalty box and taunts him with the "C" pic.twitter.com/1UukK3ZeQt— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 12, 2019
Williams' penalty led to a Bruins power play, where Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk scored his second goal of the game to put the B's up 4-0 entering the second intermission.
The Bruins' power play has dominated in this series with four goals through the first five periods. The Hurricanes cannot afford to take so many penalties, especially when Marchand is doing his best to be a pest.
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