Brad Marchand has been on both sides of the same coin.
A pesky, 22-year-old sparkplug when the Bruins quenched a 39-year championship drought in 2011, Marchand etched his name into the annals of Boston sports lore over that two-month stretch, tallying 19 points during that Cup campaign — including five goals during a seven-game triumph against the Canucks.
Two years later, the joy and revelry that followed Boston’s Cup victory seemed like a distant memory, as Marchand skated off the TD Garden ice as the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their second championship in four years. The B’s winger closed out the six-game series against the Original Six foe with zero points.
For as much as the spring of 2011 remains as a high point in Marchand’s storied NHL career, the pain of that defeat on hockey’s biggest stage in 2013 remains as a much more vivid — and painful — memory for the forward.