While the Pittsburgh Penguins were reliving their embarrassing exit in the Eastern Conference Finals courtesy of the Boston Bruins, an incident between team captains Sidney Crosby and Zdeno Chara was discovered. In what appears to be an incident up against the boards, Chara takes a his left hand and delivers a short hook to the jaw of Crosby — yes, the jaw that Crosby had broken early in the year (I mean, we only have one jaw, right?).
This is just an incident that rubs salt in the wounds of the Penguins following their exit from the postseason.
Was it a dirty play? Sure. Was it intentional? Of course. Did it really affect anything? Not at all. The only thing that happened from the punch was Crosby seemed to lose his cool throughout the series and never was able to find the net. If the Bruins goal was to get Crosby off of his game, then mission accomplished.
These types of exchanges happen all the time during heated moments, so nothing will come of this and that is why it wasn’t a big deal at the time.
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