Brad Marchand took Conor McGregor’s passionate pregame speech to coronary heart.

The Bruins winger netted the game-winning objective in time beyond regulation to provide Boston a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night time. To have a good time the win, Marchand busted out his finest imitation of McGregor’s signature strut.

Make it 15 profession OT winners for @Bmarch63. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/ynDbsTBTGG

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 17, 2019

“I hoped to attain simply to do this [celebration]” Marchand instructed reporters after the sport. “It’s not daily you get to have an icon like that within the room. So I simply had just a little enjoyable with it.”

McGregor, who marched within the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston earlier within the day, traveled to TD Backyard for his first-ever hockey sport and dropped the ceremonial puck. 

Not your common puck drop. 🍀@TheNotoriousMMA | #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/WXC9M3Coa0

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 16, 2019

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However first, he fired up your entire staff — and reportedly left them with bottles of his Correct No. Twelve whiskey to have a good time St. Patrick’s Day — as McGregor defined to NESN’s Dale Arnold

“I’m undefeated on this constructing, identical to the Bostonians themselves — that’s what I instructed the staff in there,” McGregor stated. “That’s what I stated once I walked in there. I stated, ‘Are you’s prepared for battle? Once I say Boston, you say sturdy. Boston Robust! Boston Robust!’ All of them rose up with that vitality.

“I stated to the Boston Bruins staff, ‘Which one in all you’s is the enforcer? And so they all appeared form of waited for a minute, and I stated, ‘Tonight, you’re all of the enforcers!”

Somebody was jacked up. 💪@TheNotoriousMMA | #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/MtXpOju9oD

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 17, 2019

The vitality positively rubbed off on Marchand, who tallied the 15th time beyond regulation objective of his profession. With two factors within the sport, he assisted on Patrice Bergeron’s first interval objective, Marchand reached 87 factors for the season to set a brand new career-high. Marchand tallied 85 in every of the previous two seasons.

Earlier than Saturday’s win, the Boston was coping with a three-game shedding streak however the week ended on a infamous observe.

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