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Bruins' Marchand comes up big in Stanley Cup final

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Boston forward Brad Marchand made as if he were dusting off his hands for a job well done as he skated past the Canucks' bench after his last shift in Game 4 ended early with a hat trick of penalties: roughing, holding and tripping.

The Bruins went on to finish a convincing home-ice sweep, beating the Canucks in the corners and on the scoreboard to even the Stanley Cup finals at 2-2. And Marchand was in the middle of most of it, agitating and scoring.

Marchand called his hand gesture "childish" and regretted the penalties. But the 23-year-old rookie stopped short of apologizing for the play that led to them, which he started by taking down two Canucks behind the Vancouver net before accepting a fight from a third.

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