Zdeno Chara gave Brendan Gallagher a nasty cross-check to the face during the Bruins vs. Habs game


  • The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens share one of the NHL’s most heated rivalries, so things naturally get a bit ugly when the two sides face off.
  • But on Wednesday night, Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara may have taken things just a bit… too far.
  • The big man found himself lined up beside 5’9 forward Brendan Gallagher, who didn’t seem to mind trying to agitate someone with an entire foot over him.
  • Gallagher got in Chara’s grill and apparently managed to get under his skin pretty good, because he ended up taking a cross-check from the defenceman directly to the face.
  • Both players were assessed a penalty for the ugly altercation.
  • Ouch!… That’s gotta hurt.
  • Gally wishing he was a feet taller on that play.
  • The worst part was Zdeno was calling Gally for embellishment after the play.
  • Now that’s a very Bruins thing to do … Bro you’re a giant … if you cross check anyone in the face … their face break … no need for embellishment
  • The Bruins ultimately won the game 4-1 so think we can all agree it just wasn’t Gallagher’s best night.

Sources & Credits: Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett), Twitter / Bardown
NHL Highlights | Canadiens vs. Bruins – Feb. 12, 2020

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