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Marchand sticks to tradition following hat trick in Bruins win

Forward wears pink cowboy hat after scoring three goals in game for fifth time in NHL career

by Lauren Merola @laurmerola / Staff Writer

Brad Marchand is in the history books with his fifth NHL (pink) hat trick.

Marchand scored three goals in a 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden on Wednesday. After his third goal, he stuck to the Bruins' tradition of keeping a hat thrown on the ice and picked a pink cowboy hat to sign, date and keep in their facility.

"That tradition's been going on for a very long time," Marchand said. "It's been as long as I've been here, and I know it dates back a lot longer than that. Just happy to be a part of the tradition."

As for the hat he chose, Marchand said it speaks for itself.

"That just had sexiness written all over it," he said.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Yee haw 🤠

Marchand completed the hat trick with a shorthanded goal off of John Moore's rebound to put the Bruins up 4-0 in the second period. The forward became the sixth player in Bruins history with three straight multigoal games, and the first player since Patrice Bergeron in 2019-20.

Tweet from @NHL: Eight goals in his last four games with the @Enterprise hat trick tonight for Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63)... 😳

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