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At 6foot9, Zdeno Chara is the tallest player in the history of NHL and generally regarded as one of the more physically intimidating players in the competition. He recently turned 42

Bruins & # 39; 6-foot-9 colossus Zdeno Chara sprays blood after taking a blow from the wrist during the Stanley Cup Finals opener, because hockey fans wonder that the biggest player in NHL history is actually & # 39; bleed like the rest of us & # 39;

  • Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara shot his wrist at the end of his team's Game 1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final
  • Chara successfully blocked Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko & # 39; s wrist shot at play, but the puck found bare skin between his glove and sleeve
  • The cut immediately began to leak a steady stream of blood and the 42-year-old Chara skated off the ice. He later said that he & # 39; good & # 39; was after he got stitches
  • Social media immediately burst out with collective shock that the 6foot9 Chara – the biggest player in the history of NHL – was even able to bleed in the first place
  • Chara & # 39; s injury was not the only violent highlight. Minutes before, Bruins defender Torey Krug Blue Center knocked Robert Thomas off his skates
  • After overcoming a 2-0 deficit for a 4-2 win of Game 1, the Bruins will again host the Blues in game 2. on Wednesday. Boston has won eight consecutive postseason matches
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At 6foot9, Zdeno Chara is the tallest player in the history of NHL and generally regarded as one of the more physically intimidating players in the competition. He recently turned 42

At 6foot9, Zdeno Chara is the tallest player in the history of NHL and generally regarded as one of the more physically intimidating players in the competition. He recently turned 42

As some NHL fans were surprised to discover during the first match of the Stanley Cup Finals, 6foot9 Boston Bruins is the colossal Zdeno Chara, the biggest player in the competition's history, actually human and capable of bleeding.

The 42-year-old Slovak defender had ripped his wrist open at the end of Monday night's game 1 on the visiting Western Conference Champion St. Louis Blues. Chara successfully blocked Vladimir Tarasenko's wing, but the puck found bare skin between his glove and sleeve, causing Chara to shiver and skate off the ice with the 4-2 win already in hand.

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For Chara, known as one of the more intimidating players in the league, the injury was nothing: & I just received a cut. So I only needed a few stitches. & # 39;

Those who have seen him play the last 21 seasons had a different reaction.

& # 39; Was there anyone else surprised that Chara was bleeding? & # 39; a fan on Twitter asked. & # 39; I didn't think that was possible. & # 39;

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Zdeno Chara successfully blocked Vladimir Tarasenko's wing, but the puck found bare skin between his glove and sleeve, causing Chara to shiver and the ice was already skating with the 4-2 win in his hand

Zdeno Chara successfully blocked Vladimir Tarasenko's wing, but the puck found bare skin between his glove and sleeve, causing Chara to shiver and the ice was already skating with the 4-2 win in his hand

Zdeno Chara successfully blocked Vladimir Tarasenko's wing, but the puck found bare skin between his glove and sleeve, causing Chara to shiver and the ice was already skating with the 4-2 win in his hand

For Chara, known as one of the more intimidating players in the league, the injury was nothing: & I just received a cut. So I just needed a few stitches & # 39;

For Chara, known as one of the more intimidating players in the league, the injury was nothing: & I just received a cut. So I just needed a few stitches & # 39;

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For Chara, known as one of the more intimidating players in the league, the injury was nothing: & I just received a cut. So I just needed a few stitches & # 39;

& # 39; The proof that Zdeno Chara is bleeding like the rest of us & # 39 ;, another wrote.

East Massachusetts high school sports reporter Tim Whelan Jr. put it more concisely: & # 39; BREAKING: Chara is bleeding. & # 39;

Michael Hurley of the Boston CBS branch wrote: & # 39; I think we were all just surprised to see that Chara is indeed bleeding. & # 39;

Chara & # 39; s injury was not the only violent highlight of the Bruins' eighth consecutive play-off victory.

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Minutes earlier, Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a brief skirmish for the Boston net.

Perhaps looking for a chance to get revenge, Krug threw the Robert Robert of Blues into his crosshairs and knocked the 19-year-old center of his skates.

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a skirmish for the Boston net with Blues forward David Perron. In the end, Krug got his revenge

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a skirmish for the Boston net with Blues forward David Perron. In the end, Krug got his revenge

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a skirmish for the Boston net with Blues forward David Perron. In the end, Krug got his revenge

Of course, as demanding spectators soon noticed, Krug came away with a clear indictment for indictment.

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& # 39; How the hell is that not a charge for Krug? & # 39; asked TSN hockey insider Pierre LeBrun on Twitter.

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News had a similar reaction, but instead of blaming Krug, he pointed the finger at NHL who said: & Krug with a punish slap on Thomas who should have been an indictment. He was clearly PO & # 39; d because Perron had imposed three penalties on him in the defensive zone and officials stood there and watched and did not call. Brutal officiating. A real NHL problem. & # 39;

Legal or not, the hit sent a message, according to Bruins defender Connor Clifton.

& # 39; You know, you don't want to mess with that guy, & # 39; Clifton told reporters. Don't fool that guy.

After returning from a 2-0 deficit in Game 1, the Bruins received the Blues again on Wednesday in Game 2.

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a brief skirmish for the Boston net. Perhaps looking for a chance to get revenge, Krug placed the Robert Robert of Blues in his crosshairs and knocked the 19-year-old center of his skates.

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a brief skirmish for the Boston net. Perhaps looking for a chance to get revenge, Krug placed the Robert Robert of Blues in his crosshairs and knocked the 19-year-old center of his skates.

Bruins defender Torey Krug lost his helmet during a brief skirmish for the Boston net. Perhaps looking for a chance to get revenge, Krug placed the Robert Robert of Blues in his crosshairs and knocked the 19-year-old center of his skates.

Legal or not, the hit sent a message, according to Bruins defender Connor Clifton: You know, you don't want to mess with that guy [Krug]. Don't fool that guy. & # 39;

Legal or not, the hit sent a message, according to Bruins defender Connor Clifton: You know, you don't want to mess with that guy [Krug]. Don't fool that guy. & # 39;

Legal or not, the hit sent a message, according to Bruins defender Connor Clifton: You know, you don't want to mess with that guy [Krug]. Don't fool that guy. & # 39;

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