Pacioretty aplogizes for poke at Marchand’s nose

Injured Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty has apologized for a

comment he made on Twitter making fun of Bruins forward Brad

Marchand’s nose.

During Saturday night’s double-overtime game between Boston and

Montreal, Pacioretty posted, ”this game is longer than marchands

nose.” Later, Pacioretty posted an apology, saying, ”I was trying

to to be funny earlier, and it didn’t work. I apologize to marchand

and won’t try to be funny that way in the future.”

Pacioretty has been out since sustaining a consussion and

cracked vertebra on a hit by Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Marchand scored a second-period goal in the game, which the

Bruins won 2-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.