Bruins' Zdeno Chara Knocks Down Player With Just 1 Punch

Even hockey tough guys should know not to tangle with a 6-foot-9, 255-pound opponent.

Cedric Paquette, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, exchanged shoves with the redwood-sized Zdeno Chara, of the Boston Bruins, Tuesday night. Chara threw one punch. Down went Paquette.

Deadspin reported that Paquette — no Lilliputian himself at 6-foot-1, 198 pounds — took umbrage at Chara’s aggressive play against one of his Lightning teammates, so he confronted the Bruin.

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“I don’t know what that kid was thinking. You don’t mess with Zee,” the Bruins’ Brad Marchand told the Boston Globe.

In a game last April, Chara — the tallest player in the National Hockey League — used his reach advantage to famously toy with Red Wings player Brendan Smith before officials intervened.

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