Watch: Marchand goads Williams into costly penalty
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Love them or hate them, Brad Marchand's antics have proven to be effective over his career, and the Boston Bruins' ultimate agitator was at it again in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

With the Bruins holding a 3-0 lead in the second period, Marchand roped Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams into a holding penalty after appearing to get away with a high stick. The Bruins All-Star proceeded to make a "C" with his fingers, holding it to his chest and appearing to taunt Williams for poor leadership.

Matt Grzelcyk scored the Bruins' second power-play goal of the game - and fourth of the series - with Williams in the box to extend the lead to 4-0.

Following the contest, Williams took full responsibility for his role in the incident.

"I've got to know better," the 37-year-old said, according to Fox Sports Carolina. "I'm old enough and I should be able to know better. I'm disappointed in general, absolutely."

The Hurricanes lost 6-2 and now face a 2-0 series deficit heading back to Carolina for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

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