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Bruins’ Brad Marchand trolls the Maple Leafs after the Game 7 overtime victory

During his time in the NHL, Boston Bruins forward and first-year captain Brad Marchand was one of the most hated players in the NHL. Yes, his antics often crossed the line, but if there’s one thing you can count on, he’ll never mince his words.

That was the case after the Bruins’ 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden Saturday night. Boston avoided becoming the first team in MLB, NBA or NHL history to blow a consecutive 3-1 series lead.

On social media, Toronto used the hashtag “#BeLeaf” to believe that the Maple Leafs would finally exercise their postseason demons against their Atlantic Division rivals and ultimately defeat them in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It looked like Toronto might finally get over the hump against the Black and Gold when William Nylander broke a scoreless tie with 10:59 left in the game when he beat Jeremy Swayman for a 1-0 lead.

Just over a minute later, the Bruins responded with Hampus Lindholm scores to tie the match 1–1 and ultimately send the match into extra time. Boston needed just 1:54 of overtime to win the game and avoid history when David Pastrnak scored the winning goal. After the game, Marchand was interviewed by Sportnet and appeared to troll Toronto to further insult the wounds of Leafs Nation.

Sportnet’s Kyle Bukauskas interviewed Marchand on the ice after he went through the handshake line and asked him how the Bruins got on the right side of the score in a Game 7 against Toronto. he replied, “Believe it.” But if you listen closely, the clever Marchand certainly seems to be belting it out: “Be Leaf.”

Marchand has had a back-and-forth on made clear and added even more pain to Maple Leafs Nation.