Boston Bruins defeat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1
During the second shift of the night, Tom Kostopoulos, Montreal's third-line grinder, tried to make a statement.
Kostopoulos saw Zdeno Chara along the wall, whirred up his legs, and charged at the Bruins captain.
An instant later, it was Kostopoulos who was dragging himself up off the ice, knocked flat on his back. The Boston strongman had seen the hit coming, braced himself, and dropped Kostopoulos.
The message was clear: not in our house.
"There was no doubt ...