In the second period of tonight's Bruins-Habs game, with Montreal leading 4-0, Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara delivered this blow to Montreal wing Max Pacioretty, riding him headfirst into the stanchion between the benches.
Pacioretty was stretchered off the ice, Chara was given a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct, and the referees declared the period over.
According to the AP, Pacioretty was conscious and moving his extremities when he arrived in a hospital later this evening.
It's very unfortunate. Things happen in the game. It just happened that he got hit in the head by the glass extension. It's not my style to hurt somebody. I always play hard. I play physical. But I'm not ever trying to hurt anybody. Hope he's OK.