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#pounditSunday, January 24, 2021

Why Brad Marchand was so terse in interview with Kyle Bukauskas

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Brad Marchand did his best Russell Westbrook impression in an interview after the Boston Bruins clinched their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night, but there’s actually a reason for it.

Marchand was interviewed by Sportsnet’s Kyle Bukauskas after the Bruins beat the Blue Jackets 3-0 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. He gave very brief answers and did not seem too interested in engaging in the interview:

Marchand probably is holding something against Bukauskas, who took a jab at him at the end of an interview earlier in the series:

Bukauskas was referencing an incident between Marchand and Cam Atkinson in Game 1 of the series:

Is it childish of Marchand to hold the joke against Bukauskas? Maybe. But Marchand’s seemingly odd interview does have some background.

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