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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had just about enough of Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell. The pushing and shoving started slowly, but Chara knocked Bickell down and ended up on top of him. Chara is a massive human being and to see him man handle Bickell like he was a child was still impressive. A huge scrum formed around the two and Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw pulled Bruins forward Brad Marchand out of the scrum and the two squared off briefly. Marchand looked as though he wanted no part of a fight with Shaw and went for the take down, but once he was on the ice, Shaw threw a massive haymaker at him. My favorite part is after everything was over, Chara sat down on the bench like nothing had happened and had to be told by a linesman that he had been sent to the locker room. Unfortunately, NBC didn’t pick up on it, but CBC’s coverage did. [YouTube]
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Matt Cubeta of NHL.com tweeted this AWESOME picture of Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara riding his bike prior to Game 3. I guess Z had a case of deja vu in the third period when he treated Bryan Bickell like this poor bike.
All Bickell needed was the basket and bell.
Zdeno Chara was super grumpy post-game. It ended with him and Bickell fighting but it began with him losing an edge pre-game.
Rask would say this is ****** ice... or maybe bad skate blade.
Taylor Hall is not impressed, though.
I disagree “@FriedgeHNIC: Healy says Chara needed stitches in back of head after pre-game collision with Lucic. Most dangerous...
The Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blackhawks has not been quite as “angry” a series as Boston’s matchup with the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the final minute of Monday’s Game 3.
With barely 10 seconds remaining in the third period, Zdeno Chara and Bryan Bickell began exchanging shoves in front of B’s goalie...
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara received stitches over his left eye after catching an edge and colliding with teammate Milan Lucic before Monday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The injury was initially believed to be to the back of his head.
The two collided on the ice in front of the Bruins’ bench with just more than three minutes remaining in pregame warmups...
A shot from Zdeno Chara deflected off the goalie, off the back glass, off the top of the net, then off Patrice Bergeron‘s stick and into the back of the net. Just how Claude Julien wrote it up.
Not quite, but the unorthodox goal reduced the Bruins deficit to one in the final minutes of the second period. Less than two minutes after Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger gave Chicago...
Two of the biggest players in the NHL collided on Monday night during warm ups. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was skating around in warm ups when he lost an edge and took out Milan Lucic from behind. Chara went right off the ice, presumably to get his skate resharpened. Luckily for Boston both players were fine.
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The big news from the start of Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was the absence of Marian Hossa, one of the Chicago Blackhawks' most productive players, who was listed as an unexpected scratch minutes before the puck dropped in Boston.
According to the Blackhawks' official Twitter account, Hossa's unspecified injury apparently happened during warm-ups:
The box score will read, Zdeno Chara pass to Jaromir Jagr who fed Patrice Bergeron with a beautiful cross ice pass. Bergy waited until he saw an opening and then shot and then shot the puck past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.
#Bruins lead faceoff battle 29-13. Bergeron/Kelly a combined 24-5. Handzus/Kruger/Bolland a combined 1-20.
— Nicholas W. Goss (@NicholasGoss35...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool Joel Quennville four times? Shame on the organization. Zdeno Chara was in the dressing room with a skate issue for at least four shifts and Quennville failed to get Jonathan Toews on the ice for any of them. How does that happen with today's technology?
From CBS Sports' Adam Gretz:
With his team trying to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole in the Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville seems prepared to reunite Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line for Game 4 on Wednesday night.
The two have rarely played together at even-strength over the first three games of the series but were back on a...
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How many times tonight did you see a Hawk player kick a puck into the slotâand no Hawk there to receive it?
Where was the net front presence , until Joel Quenneville sent Bryan Bickell out after pulling Corey Crawford late in the third period?
How much of a factor was the Hawks' secret weapon, the great Viktor Stalberg?
Where was Brandon Saad...
Due to the lockout the NHL Awards have become an afterthought that is shoved in during the Stanley Cup finals and that is a real shame. Worse, the media reported the winners before they were announced officially for many of the significant awards. We still haven't seen an announcement of the first and second All Star Teams and at this point I have no idea when that will...