To help celebrate NBC Rivalry Night, NHL.com will look at a rivalry within the rivalry of the featured game each Wednesday night. This week, we are trying to determine if Steve Ott of the Buffalo Sabres or Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is the more effective agitator.
"The most important thing is they can play," Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher told NHL.com. "If they weren't able to play the game, no one would pay attention to them. They're important players for their team, and they play an important role. You add in the fact they can play that agitator role, they can get under the skin of their opponent, and that is a skill as well. They both have that ability, and I guess they're both pretty good at it."