New Jersey Devils 19-year-old rookie Simon Nemec slamming Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand on the ice
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Brad Marchand Goes Viral After Getting Slammed On The Ice By 19-Year-Old Rookie

Published January 15, 2024 at 9:15 PM
BY SAMER
     
A video is buzzing on social media involving Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand after he gets body slammed on the ice by a 19-year-old rookie.

Brad Marchand Goes Viral After Getting Slammed On The Ice By 19-Year-Old Rookie



In an early afternoon clash between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins, a noteworthy moment unfolded as a rookie defenseman, Simon Nemec, delivered a forceful hit to the one and only Brad Marchand.

Marchand, known as one of the league's most prominent instigators, attempted to engage rookie Simon Nemec in a welcome-to-the-league scuffle. However, things took an unexpected turn.


Simon Nemec showing a little feisty vs. Marchand


As the two players converged along the boards, Marchand sought to impede the rookie, but Nemec had different plans. The 19-year-old defenseman took control, putting the Bruins captain in a headlock and forcefully slamming him to the ice. Fortunately, both players emerged without injuries, and the game continued.


Despite Nemec's assertive play on Marchand, the Bruins ultimately triumphed in the game with a 3-0 victory, thanks to a stellar 31-save shutout performance by All-Star goalie Jeremy Swayman. Brad Marchand and David Pasternak contributed two points each, propelling the Bruins to a 27-8-9 record for the year.



On the flip side, the Devils faced challenges, especially when Jack Hughes failed to make an impact on the scoresheet. Goaltender Nico Daws made 33 saves in the contest, but the struggling Devils couldn't secure a win.


Looking ahead, the injured Devils aim to bounce back on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

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