The Best Twitter Clapbacks at Brad Marchand’s Shootout Whiff

On Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 6-5 in a game that came down to literally the last shot. Travis Konecky, shooting second-to-last, scored in the fifth round of the shootout. Then it was Brad Marchand’s turn for his shot. Only, he forgot to take the puck with him.

Marchand overskated the puck, and the Flyers won the game. This was after the Bruins blew a 5-2 lead, making Marchand’s mistake even more epic. He is the first player since the shootout was instituted in 2005 to overskate the puck on a shootout attempt.

“I was just trying to get going and just missed it,” Marchand told “I know the rule, you touch it on a penalty shot, it’s your shot. Unfortunate. It’s a tough way to lose on a play like that.”

But on Tuesday, Marchand — instead of showing a little bit of humility, or even taking a joke like he is sometimes willing to do — decided to tweet a photo of himself hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Of course, the peanut gallery that is Hockey Twitter had to get involved and razz the Rat.

And then Brad got mad:

Others lent their creative visual talents to take bustin’ on Brad to a different level.

Perhaps Brad’s beak got in the way of seeing the puck.

But at least the kid got to take a shot, right?

Happy knows what to do.

Ouch! Too soon? Too soon.

“Beach ball is bigger than puck. That’s what joke is.”

Never trust Lucy. Ever.

Brad Marchand licking the tears off of Brad Marchand FOR THE WIN! Because your tears of unfathomable sadness are delicious!

So, which clapback was your favorite? Was it one of the tweets shown above, or a different one? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

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