Zdeno Chara Shaken Up After Hitting Phillip Danault With Puck

Published January 14, 2018 at 11:29

The long and storied rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is one of the most heated in North American sports history. 

The Bruins earned a hard fought 4-3 victory over the Habs last night to extend their point streak to 12 games, but it was an incident late in the second period that was on everybody's mind.

Phillip Danault was hit in the head by a one-timer off the stick of Zdeno Chara and eventually needed to be carried off the ice on a stretcher.

The Bruins captain, one of the most hated men in Montreal for over the past decade, put the rivalry aside and remained on the ice and with Danault during the entire time he was being treated by the medical staff. 

"I was just hoping that he's not hurt. That was the first thing going through my mind," said Chara after the game, per NBC Sports Boston. "It happens, but it's very unfortunate. Sometimes we all get hit in the upper body. You don't want to ever see anybody get hit in the head/neck area and then being carried off the ice. I'm wishing him a fast and a full recovery.

"I wanted to talk to him. I felt bad obviously that he got hit. I want to make sure that he was okay and he was responding."

That is the definition of leadership! 

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