Canadiens build on lead, B's lose Zdeno Chara following hit on Max Pacioretty

DJ Bean
March 08, 2011 - 4:20 pm

It went from bad to worse in the second period for the Bruins, and after two, they trail the Canadiens by a 4-0 score and will play the rest of the game without their captain. The Habs, meanwhile, After Lars Eller provided the Habs' first-period scoring, the Canadiens received power play goals from Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski, the first of which was scored in fluke fashion. Tuukka Rask thought he stopped it, and upon realizing it was slowly rolling into the net behind him, he tried to fall on it, only to end up pushing it in the net following Zdeno Chara's attempt to clear it. The B's went 0-for-3 on the power play in the period, and are now 0-for-4 on the night. Scary moment for a Bruins villain. Max Pacioretty remained down on the ice when Zdeno Chara finished a check against the boards and sent the Hab's agitator into the glassed area between benches. Chara was given a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct. There was 15.8 seconds remaining in the period, and after a lengthy attempt to lift him onto a stretcher, they called the period, meaning they will play those final seconds after the ice is cleaned. The two obviously have a history, as Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Jan. 8 and shoved Chara, leading to some fireworks. Chara also got involved on Feb. 9 when Pacioretty jumped former Michigan teammate Steven Kampfer from behind.