Zdeno Chara won’t get to fight a Canadien
Zdeno Chara came to the defense of teammate Tyler Seguin Sunday after Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin hacked at Seguin in the neutral zone. Chara challenged Emelin to a fight, and when the Montreal player didn’t engage, Chara took matters into his own hands, putting a beating on Emelin. Chara received 17 minutes in penalties, two for instigating, five for fighting, and a 10-minute misconduct. The Canadiens struck for the game-tying and game-winning goals in Chara’s absence. The reason Chara won’t get his chance is two-fold. No Montreal player will engage him, and the Bruins don’t want to lose their best player for most of the game. What you saw from Chara is likely what you’ll get. Paging Shawn Thornton.