Watch Zdeno Chara’s 1st fight of the season

He went at it with Pat Maroon of the St. Louis Blues.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon fight during the first period Thursday.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon fight during the first period Thursday. –Elise Amendola / AP Photo

Despite his 6 foot, 9-inch, 250-pound stature, Zdeno Chara doesn’t end up in fights too frequently at this point in his career.

In fact, according to hockeyfights.com, the 41-year-old defenseman’s last fight came in March of 2017. That is, until Thursday night.

In the first period of an eventual 5-2 Bruins win, Chara went at it with Pat Maroon (6’3, 225) of the St. Louis Blues. He got in a couple decent punches and eventually fell on Maroon before getting up and skating off to a huge ovation.

“Obviously you never want to go up against him, but you just try to hang on,” Maroon told FOX Sports Midwest.

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