GIF: Zdeno Chara Knocks Down Two Players at Once

Zdeno Chara hits two players at once in NHL playoffs

In a moment that might remind you more of a bowling strike than a hockey play, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara knocked down two players are one during a routine puck battle. During a heated exchange along the boards, Chara managed to body check not just one, but two players, down to the ice, making it a true two-for-one deal.

The incident unfolded as P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Brad Marchand of the Bruins jostled for the puck. Enter Chara, the NHL’s tallest player at 6-foot-9, who decided to intervene. Perhaps forgetting his own strength, or just really into multitasking, Chara bumped into Subban, who then toppled over Marchand. This Zdeno Chara hit highlight a bit like watching dominoes fall, only with much larger dominoes clad in hockey gear.

And yes, for those keeping trivia score at home, Chara is indeed the tallest player in NHL history. His ability to simultaneously take down teammates and opponents alike might just be another record in the making. It’s fitting that Chara, who could arguably double as two average-sized humans, would bring his unique brand of chaos to the ice.

Chara is an outlier for a league that has become increasingly less focused on average height in recent years.

The longstanding rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins has always had its fair share of bumps and bruises, and this game added a humorous chapter to their storied matchups. As the series continues, fans can look forward to more antics, with Chara likely at the center of the action.

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