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Knee Gate: Brendan Smith Vs Brad Marchand

During the Second Period of Game Three between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins, Brendan Smith was called for tripping Brad Marchand.

Smith stuck his knee out a bit and got a piece of Marchand’s knee, while he was breaking into Detroit’s zone.

Marchand went down hard, grabbed his knee, and had to be helped off of the ice and down the tunnel to the dressing room. There was just one little problem.

Brendan Smith hit the side of Marchand’s left knee, but Marchand fell to the ice he grabbed his right leg.



When Marchand was helped off the ice, his left leg was supporting his full weight, while his right leg was in the air.


Not to mention that Brand Marchand ended up making a speedy recovery from the “injury” and it did not seem to hamper him during the game rest of the game. After Marchand returned to the game, it seemed that he would consistently get into Smith’s face.

After the game Brand Marchand and Brendan Smith were asked questions about the incident.

Smith ended up taking the high road and laughing about Marchand putting all his weight on his left leg heading off the ice.


While Marchand decided to go after the internet and used the I am in the NHL and you are not argument because that always goes well.


Marchand continues to prove fans right about him and makes people doubt that he was ever even hurt on the tripping call. What do you believe?

Did Brad Marchand Fake His Injury?

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