The most eyebrow-raising exchange happened between the Sharks power forward and Bruins blueliner, however. The two seemed to be mixing it up for a while, and Chara delivered a questionable hit. Kane took Chara by surprise and basically ragdolled him (!) into a fight, which mostly amounted to Kane covering up and protecting himself from an enraged Chara (which, yes, was smart).
NBC Sports California’s Brodie Brazil points to two of those moments, to be specific. Here’s a GIF specifically of Chara’s hit on Kane:
And the aforementioned ragdolling.
Wow. You don’t see that everyday, which is likely for the best — just think of the property damage, as this was essentially hockey’s answer to a clash of the titans.
*Hides, shivering, under covers.*
Zdeno Chara will not receive any supplementary discipline for his hit of Evander Kane last night.
— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) February 27, 2019