Toward the end of Friday's 5-2 New York Rangers' victory over the Boston Bruins, Boston Bruins' agitator Brad Marchand definitely said something to New York Rangers' star forward Artemi Panarin to make Panarin throw his glove at Marchand, and earn both players 10-minute misconduct penalties.
The New York Post on Saturday reports that two sources confirm Marchand insulted Panarin during the waning moments of the game by invoking Vladimir Putin's name, and suggesting that no one in the league likes Panarin. That obviously irked Panarin enough to throw his glove at Marchand.
After the game, Marchand said something to the effect that the two were comparing Thanksgiving recipes, while Panarin's teammate Ryan Strome declined comment, saying that the story will all come out one day.
Panarin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period for the Rangers.
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