The hit below, which left Pacioretty with a concussion and numerous face fractures, is currently being reviewed by the NHL for possible suspension.
Since breaking the ogre barrier in 1997, Chara has been regarded as a relatively clean player, so please refrain from throwing out derogatory Slovakian defensemen jokes. He has worked hard to control the raging beast within. Let’s wait to see what Gary Bettman says before running up to his tower with torches and pitchforks.
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