• Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin flips 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara over boards

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    BOSTON - Alexander Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins.

    Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period.

    The TD Garden crowd gasped, but play continued and there was no immediate on-ice retaliation. The Bruins captain tumbled back onto the ice quickly and rejoined the play.

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    The 41-year-old Chara has made a name for himself delivering bruising hits.

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