Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty was carted off Tuesday on a stretcher after taking a hit from the monster that is Zdeno Chara in which he was knocked unconscious. Pacioretty was thrown into the stanchions that hold the glass together in between the teams benches. This section of the glass isn’t what your used to seeing around the boards. It’s facing the other way and when moving full speed its like driving your car into a brick wall.
The hit was a cheap shot by Chara and was given a 5 minute major for interference and a game misconduct. Take a look at the brutal video below.
Hits like these are enough to scare anyone. Luckily Pacioretty seems to be okay and is able to move all of his extremities. You have to wonder if Chara will be suspended after this hit. Absolutely brutal.