Isles vs. Bruins Preview: Alert the Nassau County Police, Zdeno Chara’s in Town

March 11th, 2011 by Daniel Friedman Leave a reply »
If there's anything we've learned about these New York Islanders over this season, it's that they've got heart.

There's a never-give-up attitude in that locker room, and everyone on that team stands up for one another.

Judging by their response to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the "Friday Night Fight-Fest," I have one thing to say about tonight's game:

The Boston Bruins are very lucky that Max Pacioretty isn't on the Islanders.

Pacioretty was checked by Bruins defenseman (and former Islander) Zdeno Chara, headfirst into the glass during a game against the Montreal Canadiens this week.

He was taken off the ice in a stretcher, and it was later revealed that Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and also had fractured a vertebrae.

The NHL did not punish Chara for the hit (surprise, surprise), a move that didn't sit too well with most hockey fans, especially Habs rooters.

In fact the fan backlash in Montreal was so bad, the city's police force had to publicly request that people stop flooding the emergency hotline with demands to press charges against the hulking All-Star defender.

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