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Rangers' Artemi Panarin Says He Threw Glove at Brad Marchand over Russia Comment

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin explained to reporters why he threw his glove at Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand with 12 seconds left in the Blueshirts' 5-2 road win over the B's on Friday.

"I didn't really understand what he said in the moment because we had a little conversation with bad energy," Panarin said Saturday.

"Then I hear something about Russia in that moment, and then with that energy, that can't be something good about Russia. So, that's why I lose my mind and then I did what I did."

Panarin was born and raised in Korkino, located in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.