Bruins’ Chara fined $5K for cross-checking Canadiens’ Gallagher

Check this out, as Bruins dman Zdeno Chara throws a violent cross-check to Brendan Gallagher's face, during this heated Habs-Bruins rivalry.

Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara has been fined $5,000 by the NHL Department of Player Safety for a cross-check on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher.

The fine is the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The play in question occurred at 5:38 in the second period of Wednesday night’s Bruins win when Chara and Gallagher got into a shoving match during a face-off. Chara caught Gallagher on the chin with a cross-check just as the two were about to be separated by officials.

Chara was assessed a two-minute penalty for cross-checking, while Gallagher got two minutes for roughing.

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