He boston bruins continued their impressive winning streak on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, and while it seems nothing can stop the momentum of this leading NHL team, a game official briefly stopped one of the Bruins star players.

brad marchand has recorded a goal and/or assist in the last five games for the Bruins, and Saturday was no different.

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins skates with the puck during the second period of their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 25, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Derek Cain/Getty Images)

He scored a goal to help Boston to its sixth straight victory, but the star winger suffered a minor trip late in the second period, and he was none of the usual suspects.

BRUINS GOALKEEPER LINUS ULLMARK BECOMES THE 8TH NETMINDER IN NHL HISTORY TO SCORE AN OWN SHOT GOAL

Fan favorite Wes McCauley, a veteran NHL referee and a former player, he apparently controlled Marchand near the backboards as he handled the puck with his head down.

The resulting «slam,» as some on social media have called it, sent Marchand to the ground with McCauley seemingly unmoved.

Referee Wes McCauley is pictured during a game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators on January 28, 2023 at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Referee Wes McCauley is pictured during a game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators on January 28, 2023 at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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«Brad Marchand is demolished by Wes McCauley throughout the boards. Big hit,» one person quipped on Twitter.

«Wes McCauley is not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need,» another user added.

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Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins scores a goaltender off a dropped net during the final seconds of their win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 25, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins scores a goaltender off a dropped net during the final seconds of their win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 25, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A wild night for the Bruins culminated in a goal into the empty net by Boston goaltender Linus Ullmark, who became the 13th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal.

Associated Press contributed to this report.