Apr 20, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) reacts after scoring a goal on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara laughs at Brendan Smith's attempt to fight (GIF)


The Boston Bruins evened up their series with the Detroit Red Wings after Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard knocked off the President’s Trophy winners on Friday night, and Zdeno Chara even found some time to have a laugh after he and Brendan Smith got in a bit of a tussle in the first period.

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This wasn’t much of a fight by any stretch and I think the 6’9″ Chara was a bit surprised to see Smith take a run at him and try to engage him in some early fisticuffs, but his attempts didn’t faze the former Norris Trophy winner as he found the altercation to be quite comical as you can see in the gif below.

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Chara also had the last laugh as he scored a goal in the 4-1 win as Boston now heads to Detroit looking to regain home-ice advantage.

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