Zdeno Chara Keeps Fighting Matt Martin

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Posted April 27, 2021

(via the Caps)

For the second time this season month, and the fourth time since 2016, Caps defenseman Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Islanders pugilist Matt Martin. Chara, who is 6’9, and Martin, who is 6’3 and 13 years younger, fought in the second period of the Caps/Islanders game on Tuesday after Martin checked Michael Raffl from behind. At 44, Chara is the oldest player in NHL history to receive a fighting major.

Before this season, the two last fought March 19, 2019, when Chara was with Boston. Their first fight came on October 16, 2016, when Martin was with Toronto.

Chara has also fought Patrick Maroon and Matthew Barnaby four times each, but Peter Worrell six times, the most of any opponent. Chara has fought 14 different players multiple times in his career, including in the WHL. We counted 80 fights total, including preseason.

Videos via hockeyfights.com.

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