Marchand, Eller exchange disses after testy Bruins-Capitals game
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Brad Marchand and Lars Eller chirped each other through the media after a heated Thursday night tilt between their clubs.

The dynamic Boston Bruins pest and the Washington Capitals forward criticized each other after a 4-2 Capitals victory, during which Eller tried to instigate a second-period fight that Marchand refused.

"Everyone saw what he is," Eller said postgame, according to The Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan. "There's not a lot of integrity in his game."

Marchand was ready with a response when asked about it shortly thereafter.

"I really don't feel the need to try to prove anything," he said, according to the Boston Herald's Marisa Ingemi. "He plays 10-12 minutes a night and I'm playing 20."

Eller received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his role in the sequence.

Marchand had a typically eventful game, jawing with Capitals agitator Tom Wilson after Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov was hurt in a collision with the Bruins' Ryan Donato.

Marchand, Eller exchange disses after testy Bruins-Capitals game
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