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Zdeno Chara laughs at Brendan Smith during fight (Video)

Zdeno Chara and Brendan Smith play the same position. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the Boston Bruins captain when he almost squared off with Smith on Sunday, but that’s because Chara is a giant.

A scrum broke out during Game 2 of Boston’s opening round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, and Chara and Smith ended up exchanging a few minor shoves and punches. It was disappointing as far as fights go, but the fact that Chara was laughing in Smith’s face made it hilarious.

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That was clearly Chara’s way of saying, “You sure you wanna go little guy?” It was a no-win situation for Big Z, as he would have been seen as a bully if he actually dropped the gloves against a player who is seven inches shorter than him. The size difference alone would have made it an impossible fight for Smith to win, but Kudos to him for not punking out. I’m sure Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is glad a linesman eventually got in the way.

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has great reaction to winning goal (GIF)

Marc BergevinIf anyone had a better reaction to the Montreal Canadiens’ game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning than GM Marc Bergevin, I’m all ears.

Would you just look at the man’s right hand gyrating? I can’t tell whether that’s his “slap dat a–” motion or if he was showing us how he runs the turntables. It’s like he was in the beginning stages of a Jim Valvano reaction where he was so excited he didn’t know what to do and was just looking for someone to hug.

Below is video of Dale Weise’s goal that gave the Habs a 5-4 overtime win:

Tip via David B.

Flyers make it easy for you to unfriend Rangers fans on Facebook

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The Philadelphia Flyers are set to take on the New York Rangers in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The two teams have been fierce rivals for more than 30 years, and this will be the 11th time they have met in the postseason. In fact, they dislike each other so much that the Flyers think their fans should unfriend Rangers fans on Facebook.

On Monday, the Flyers official Facebook account shared the following status.

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If you have a Facebook account and you click the link they provided, it brings you to a list of your friends who “like” the New York Rangers on Facebook. Pretty clever, eh? This should be a fun series.

H/T Crossing Broad

Justin Johnson knocked out John Scott in fight (GIF)

Justin-Johnson-knocks-out-John-ScottThe NHL season is just about over, but New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson may have snuck in the knockout of the year on Sunday. The 33-year-old Johnson, who was appearing in just his second NHL game, landed a punch square to the face of Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott.

As you can see, Scott towers over Johnson. He is 6-foot-8 whereas Johnson is just 6-foot-1, but it didn’t seem to matter. The fight looked even at first and Scott landed a couple of shots before Johnson landed and incredible knockout punch that would make any boxing trainer proud.

Talk about making your presence felt.

GIF via @PeteBlackburn

Wayne Gretzky selling Lake Sherwood mansion for $10.5 million

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Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet have been busy making all kinds of real estate moves in Southern California, and it looks like they are ready to unload their latest property.

According to The Real Estalker, the Gretzkys have listed one of their mansions in the exclusive Lake Sherwood area of Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks for $10.5 million. This is a different listing from the Lake Sherwood mansion they sold to Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million in 2007. The couple also reportedly has a four bedroom, four bathroom place in Lake Sherwood listed for $1.899 million.

The current home listed for $10.5 million has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and is 8,711 square feet. It’s been on the market since Jan. 10 and the price has remained unchanged. It appears that the Gretzkys originally purchased the home for $2.765 million in Nov. 2009 and made significant additions/upgrades. We can confirm they applied for a permit in 2012 to add a swimming pool and spa to the home.

Here’s what is said about the home on Redfin:

Some estates are so exceptional that it merely leaves you breathless from the very first footstep of the front door. 129 Hampstead Court is that property. Each and every square inch of the interiors were composed with architectural integrity and refinement, passion and emotion. Rare is a home built with such consideration. Interplay of decadent textures and clean lines are highlighted by natural light that beams through high soaring windows and doors. The exterior is a personal oasis, reflecting the architectural brilliance of the interiors. This residence distinguishes itself as unparalleled in terms of quality, privacy, luxury and chic sophistication.

Sounds like a place where you’d love to live, right? Below are some more pictures of the beautiful home:

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Marc-Andre Fleury made incredible shootout save on Daniel Alfredsson (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout on Wednesday night thanks to an incredible save from Marc-Andre Fleury and a bizarre goal. Let’s talk about that save first.

After the Penguins missed their first attempt in the shootout, Fleury somehow got his glove down on the ice to stop a nifty backhand attempt from Daniel Alfredsson. It looked like Alfredsson had Fleury beat when the goaltender stuck his stick out, but Fleury was still able to react in time to protect the far post.

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Following Fleury’s amazing save, Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal. He needed a lot of luck. Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson poked the puck off Jokinen’s stick only to watch it deflect over his glove and into the back of the net.

The Penguins have locked down the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, so they weren’t really playing for much. Still, that’s about as good as it gets for a shootout in front of the home fans.

H/T Deadspin
GIF via @myregularface

Christian Ehrhoff has ear sliced open by puck

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is lucky to have woken up on Monday morning with two ears. During his team’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Ehrhoof took a puck to the side of the head. That ringing noise he heard may have been the sound of his ear splitting in two.

If you have a strong stomach, feel free to proceed through the jump.

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