Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk appeared to score in the second period, but upon further review, the puck never fully crossed the line. When asked if the league should consider putting some kind of chip in the puck to avoid these situations, Marchand said he’d rather just see reviews go away entirely.
“All the video (replays) and all that stuff it really bothers me,” Marchand told reporters after the club’s 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
“I just think that being able to challenge all of these plays, like hockey is a game of mistakes, not only by the players but by the referees … you get your calls against you, but you get your calls that go your way, too.”
Marchand, who scored the overtime winner to push his point streak to nine games, believes the number of reviews can also impact the officials’ credibility.
“There’s a lot of blame that gets put on the refs, but they’re there to make those split decision calls, and now they’re calling them back all the time. I don’t think that it’s necessary … it’s just taking hockey to a place where it’s annoying.”
The Bruins sit atop the East division standings with a 9-1-2 record.