The way Brad Marchand tells it, he was just being a good teammate.

In the third period of Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo, Marchand missed on a shorthanded breakaway. Had Marchand buried his shot (the left wing scored later in the third), he would have ended the regular season with 29 goals, tied with Tyler Seguin for the team lead.

Instead, Seguin finished with the goal-scoring title. Seguin scored twice in the win to end his second season with 29 goals and 38 assists for a team-best 67 points.

"I missed it on purpose because he was crying about how he wanted it before the game,'' Marchand said. "So I let him have it.''