Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final will permanently be etched in Brad Marchand's memory for all the wrong reasons.
His Boston Bruins dropped the deciding contest of the championship series on home ice Wednesday night, falling by a score of 4-1 to the St. Louis Blues. Marchand, who's experienced defeat in the finals before, said this one stings even more.
"I'll never get over this," he said postgame, via Mike Petraglia of CLNS Media. "Still not over '13 yet. This hurts more than that. It's not something you ever forget."
The Bruins suffered one of the most stunning losses in Stanley Cup history in 2013, as the Chicago Blackhawks scored two goals in 17 seconds in the dying minutes of Game 6 to win their second title of the decade.
It took the Bruins six years to get back to the finals, but they suffered the same result.
"It's a heartbreaker," Marchand said, according to NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin. "It's tough to describe. They just took our dream, our lifetime dream from us and everything we've worked for our entire lives. Sixty minutes away from that. You can't describe it."
Marchand was the Bruins' top scorer in the playoffs, notching nine goals and 14 assists in 24 games.