Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand, center, leaps as he is congratulated by teammates Tomas Kaberle, left, and Mark Recchi, right, after scoring the first goal of the game against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON - Injured Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty has apologized for a comment he made on Twitter making fun of Bruins forward Brad Marchand's nose.
During Saturday night's double-overtime game between Boston and Montreal, Pacioretty posted, "this game is longer than marchands nose."
Later, Pacioretty posted an apology, saying, "I was trying to to be funny earlier, and it didn't work. I apologize to marchand and won't try to be funny that way in the future."
Pacioretty has been out since sustaining a concussion and cracked vertebra on a hit by Boston defenceman Zdeno Chara.
Marchand scored a second-period goal in the game, which the Bruins won 2-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.