March 19, 2019
VS
2nd Period - 0:04
2018-2019 Regular Season
Voting Results
Matt Martin 1% (1 votes)
Zdeno Chara 96% (95 votes)
Draw 3% (3 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by gsrae on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara pops him early and it’s all over.

Posted by mainsail on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Jschro1861 shows exactly what's wrong with this site. He thinks people from Boston are "trash." WTF is wrong with these people? The fight went exactly how we thought it would...Chara dominated. I guess you give Martin credit for stepping up but isn't that what his job is? It may suck, but he's got to do it or he's off the team. Yes, Chara's weak point is that he doesn't have that killer instinct. If he had the same mind set as Kocur there would be a number of players with shortened careers.

Posted by Jimi DeMarino on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Its not even fair..😆🤣

Posted by sales17 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

big z from giddy up to whoa!

Posted by tacomania on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

look at the size of Chara its very unlikely ,he could have beaten players like Probert ,Larque,Twist and especially The greatest pound for pound fighter JOEY KOCUR in there prime

Posted by Double Nickels on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara, Reaves and Lemieux are the three guys in the show now who could have fought back in the day. Not because they are big or tough or anything, just because they are well-trained fighters. Not enough guys training their fight game these days like they did back in the day. While I am not being nostalgic for the days of professional fighters, if fighting is going to stay in the game then players need to train for it so they can protect themselves.

Posted by jawhockey on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Martin looked like a moron! He was punching Chara's should pads LOL. Chara was connecting with all his punches

Posted by Rigo Galo on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

They fight each other since October 15 ,2016 when matt martin is on maple leafs.

Posted by slavv on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Depends how you look at it. Sure, Chara landed more head shots, but Martin dominated the shoulder shots 😊

Posted by Live2241 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Why would anyone fight Chara

Posted by [email protected] on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Happy 42nd birthday big Z

Posted by GreatMurray on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara is just too long and strong...he did take one punch which has to be one more than he usually sees.

Posted by Jeffro6666 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Clear win for Chara, too much for Martin

Posted by crowmanvt on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Simply no chance for Martin, who gets points in my book simply for having the balls to take on Chara, and then get back up after the knockdown. Takes a pretty good shot to the head ~42/44 second mark. Entertaining in a way as Martin was obviously game to go and tried pretty hard to make something happen. As a motivator for his team, it failed. That's not on Martin but the rest of the Isles.

Posted by Jaxon on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

LOL. "Z" and a 5.5!!

Posted by waffleboy on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

You gotta give props to both guys here. Martin is trying to get his team going and challenges the biggest, strongest guy on the ice. He goes down once and jumps right back up. But I don’t think he landed any punches unless you count hitting Chara’s shoulder pads. Chara could’ve made this a lot worse or ignored the challenge altogether. He doesn’t throw any big haymakers or take shots when Martin is down. Evander Kane needs to see how these guys handle their business and act accordingly.

Posted by TTVItsYaBoyD on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

chara just threw martin down in the end. it was a ok fight but nothing more just because martin held his ground and did land like 3/4 punches. chara flatout destroyed martin in this. Has chara ever lost a fight?

Posted by nait on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

The only reason Martin landed any is because Chara stopped when Martin hit the ice

Posted by aset on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Zdeno Chara will always be a legend to me but i rather remember him as an unique and fantastic hockeyplayer rather then a fighter. And even thou i can't see anyone in the league really challenge him it was a brave and "smart" move by Martin trying to wake the Islanders up. The reminder of this bout is an epic 'Mission Failed!' stamp on the attempt. In all aspects.

Posted by boldbilly on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Really? Seriously!

Posted by CG44 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Martin tries to give some life to his team who were having a flat night, shows he isn't afraid to challenge anyone. Obviously the fight was all Chara, not many guys capable of handling the reach-strength combination of Chara. Side note: @smikey35, what are you smoking and where can I get it; "Martin tries but rarely wins"?? Look back at Martin's career fights, if that statement applies, it applies to people who have fought HIM.

Posted by jerry s on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Martin has always been a gamer he try's to get his team going with this fight ballys but didn't work out to well

Posted by bigmike53 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Big Z with too much reach and size for MM to deal with. You get the feeling Chara could have made this really ugly if he wanted to. Clear win Chara.

Posted by ScheißRB on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Charas arms are too long to win against him...

Posted by moneybags on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

If I challenged a Silverback Gorilla to a fight , would I be considered ballsy or just plain stupid? Matt?

Posted by smikey35 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Poor Martin... he tries but rarely wins. Doesn’t usually lose bad but bit off more than he could handle once again.

Posted by Dammit-Man on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Justin Beiber gets his Ass Whooped by a Giraffe... the haters will keep on Hatin and the Big Bird will keep on Skatin... and Who dont Love Jack Edwards... Maye he Live Eternally!!!!!

Posted by The Glamour on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara strong like bear. Martin brave like an islander (what is an islander btw). A nice go to get the bench going. Great entertainment, great fight.

Posted by Pdog on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Dumb move by Martin

Posted by OgdenHemisphere on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

I wish Chara had more of a killer instinct. He looked like he was fine letting the fight end after the first good shot he landed. Then he threw one punch with intention, then he had to wrestle Martin down to end it. Chara got such a good jersey grab to start it that he should have won much easier with that reach.

Posted by MilburyKOMyKid on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Guys we are down 1-0 let's get fired up! I will fight Chara and get their #1 D in the box. Guys 0-5.

Posted by hal29 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Z landed a couple bombs and then pushed him to the ice like a toddler. I give Martin credit he has balls. But chara took it easy on him. You could see it after he dropped him with that first punch. Martin looked visibly frustrated.

Posted by Orr Fourever on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Tip my hat to Matt. He did his job. Need I say who won?

Posted by Jschro1861 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Hate Boston. I feel people from Boston are the epitome of trash. That being said Chara is not from Boston. Total domination from the Slovak.

Posted by ulfy5 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Matt must be the Dumbest guy on earth, Why would you fight somebody with at least 3 feet reach advantage and fist bigger than your face. easy win for Big Z. i'm sure he took it easy on him too.

Posted by Mounty in NC on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

6.6 rating??? HOLY SHIT PEOPLE!!!!! If anything that was 4 at best but I wouldn't even go that high. Chara and a 3

Posted by DuderInk666 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Even hough Bs fan, absolutely love Matt Martin's stones. Trying get his team going, Think Martin knew there was some listlessness in his team, which obviously showed by the final score. He was willing to go punch for punch with a guy who is 6 inches and 30 lbs heavier AND known for an arm reach of a giraffe. lol. Thought he held his own. Love when he came back of the ice he tried just going rough shod with 3-4 quick jabs. Zeno had him all locked up though. Chara punched his face few times and his helmet even more in between those shots. ZC gets the win, but wasnt a mauling by any means. Every team should have a Matt Martin.

Posted by puckstopper30 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara with a knockdown and an easy win - Martin doesn’t really land a punch and ended looking up looking like a rag doll.

Posted by dyerardi on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Bruins fan here...I love what Martin did, although it was unwise. That said, I love that Chara did it too, and did it supremely.

Posted by relkin on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

All Chara but Matt has some stones to go with Big Z.

Posted by The_Penguins on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Chara Has Super strong punch and is great on skates which allowed him to get 3 super hard punches in however Martin didn't get knocked out and many others would have went down on the first hard punch Chara was just way too strong

Posted by dgeary109 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Should have been a knockout but give Martin some credit for getting back up. He’s obviously not the brightest star in the sky.

Posted by Abner Kravitz on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Was Jack Edwards medicated tonight?

Posted by BoldBillysMom on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

It was almost as if Martin was surprised Chara got the jersey grab so quick and he wasn’t gonna get one. The “god damn it” written all over his face was priceless. Love how he popped right back up - he’s a tough SOB. All Chara in this one. The big man seems to be doing pretty good with balance this year.

Posted by scot0697 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Martin underestimated Chara's reach. He like many others never got a shot in. The old man still has it.

Posted by Angelo on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Matt great ballsy kid ..... completely over matched never landed one punch ... tried to hang on ... took a few shots .

Posted by gansett128 on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Didn’t look like Matt connected with a single punch. Heavy shot by Chara to drop him to his knees

Posted by leon stickle on May 29, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Begs the question, "Why Matt, why?"