Chara with the edge but good on Artyukhin for doing it. I firmly believe that Chara could be the number 1 fighter in the league if he wasn't so absolutely valuable to his team doing everything else. Like my Wilson brother said, an angry Chara is someone you do not want to mess with. Ask Vinny.
While I do think Chara won, what was Brickley talking about? Artyukhin had the puck, Lucic took about ten steps to run him, not the other way around. Chara ought to think twice about dropping the gloves with a guy wearing a visor. They need him for the playoffs.
First, Chara doesn't engage Artyukin face to face but from behind. That initial, "sucker" face wash is the only contact in this non-fight. Then Chara proceeds to do his best impression of a windmill. Artyukhin, the stronger of the two, just holds him off. Had Chara engaged Artyukhin face to face like a man instead of from behind like a sucker maybe we could have seen these two really go. I have been watching Lightning hockry for years. Artyukhin has never lost a fight. Ever. The Boston anouncers are the bigest bunch of ass kissin' homers I have ever heard. Hope that Boston goes out in four in the first round.
Homers vs homers in the voting here. Apparently, more Bruins homers than Lightning homers on the sight. Big Z starts with an ambush and maybe scored with 2 punches, maybe! Hard to tell from the camera angle. Arty hangs in there and scores a couple good jersey jabs, which last time I checked, still hurt if you get hit in the right spot. Arty finishes by rag-dolling big Z and the two giants tumble to the ice. Draw at best, no clear cut winner you bunch of homers.