Never Stop Licking pic.twitter.com/F6sm7ZXDiL— Deadspin (@Deadspin) May 5, 2018
The Tampa Bay Lightning won a game four nail-biter in its eastern conference matchup against the Boston Bruins, but the game's weirdest moment came when Boston's Brad "Ratfuck" Marchand licked Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan after some rough play in the second period.
"I don't know what the difference is between that and spitting in someone's face," Callahan said in a post-game interview. "I don't know what the difference is between spitting in somebody's face and licking it."
You can watch the moment above and below, but here's what ESPN had to say.
The Boston Bruins winger lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan Callahan off the ice with a low-bridge hit along the boards in the second period of Game 4 on Friday night. When Callahan confronted him later on, shoving him in the face, Marchand responded in -- for him -- familiar fashion: He attempted to press his face -- and tongue -- against Callahan's face.
"Well, he punched me four times in the face, so -- you know, he just kept getting close," said Marchand, when asked where the idea to stick his tongue out came from. "Nothing big."
It was unclear if Marchand was referring to a specific incident or the course of the game itself.
Hockey fans, casual observers: how does this make you feel?