There’s a fine art to throwing Twitter shade, which the Montreal Canadiens have not mastered.

After the Boston Bruins’ elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night, the Canadiens thought it would be wise to take a shot at everyone’s favorite NHL licker, Brad Marchand.

“Without naming names, just a reminder that licking is frowned upon on the golf course as well,” they tweeted.

C’est drole, as the French would say. Except not really, because at least the Bruins made it to the playoffs, which is something Marchand did not hesitate to point out.

“Funny…throwing shade when you were out of the playoff race since October,” he fired back.

That is how you throw down a Twitter burn.