The Elbow staff
OTTAWA, ON – With the NHL continuing to enforce its unwritten rule of not calling penalties during the playoffs, Zdeno Chara has gotten away with stabbing numerous Senators players in game one of their first round series.
Chara was spotted impaling an estimated five Ottawa players throughout the course of the game, prior to initiating a knife fight with defenceman Mark Borowiecki.
The Bruins captain caught the enforcer's attention in the third period when he lined up next to him at the face-off circles and slowly removed the bloodied weapon, allowing light to reflect off the blade.
Chara was overheard asking "Want some of this?" before both men dropped the gloves.
Borowiecki left the game with a bloodied face that resembled a steak after being run through a meat grinder.
"That's a good hockey play," referee Brad Watson said to Senators coach Guy Boucher as both players were being removed from the penalty box after initially receiving two minutes for roughing. "Both guys playing hard for the puck, nothing wrong with that."
Ten minutes later, Jean-Gabriel Pageau was given a game misconduct and a date with the department of player safety after a one-handed slash to an opponent's stick.