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Watch Bruins' Zdeno Chara pound Islanders' Matt Martin in hilarious bout

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Watch Bruins' Zdeno Chara pound Islanders' Matt Martin in hilarious bout

Islanders winger Matt Martin is the latest to learn that fighting Zdeno Chara is a terrible idea.

Martin and Chara dropped the gloves in the second period of Tuesday night's Bruins-Islanders matchup, and it pretty much went how you would expect. Chara handled Martin with ease, which isn't much of a surprise when Martin's punches fail to come anywhere near the 6-foot-9 defenseman.

Give Martin credit, though, for getting back up after Chara landed this blow:

Tuesday's bout marked Chara's third fight of the season. The B's veteran fought Blues winger Pat Maroon in January and pummeled Sharks winger Evander Kane last month.

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Final seconds of Bruins-Leafs Game 7 featured a devastatingly bad beat

Final seconds of Bruins-Leafs Game 7 featured a devastatingly bad beat

In most cases, Patrice Bergeron can do no wrong.

But the Boston Bruins forward unknowingly stuck a knife in bettors' hearts Tuesday night.

You see, the over/under goal total for Game 7 of the Bruins' first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series with the Toronto Maple Leafs closed at 5.5.

If you bet the under, you were sitting pretty, even after Charlie Coyle added an empty-net goal with 2:34 remaining to make it 4-1 Bruins.

Then, in the meaningless final seconds with the game in h and, the B's cleared their own zone ... and disaster struck for under bettors.

Bergeron could have just skated the clock out. But no: He had to flip in an empty-net goal with 0.2 seconds left to make the final score 5-1 and hit the over.

Let's check Twitter to see if anyone was affected by this:

Friendly reminder, folks: If you're going to bet on sports, be prepared to have your heart ripped out every now and then.

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Bruins vs. Blue Jackets: Schedule for second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets: Schedule for second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Unlike their local NBA counterparts, the Boston Bruins have no time to rest between series.

After eliminating the Toronto Maple Leafs from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a thrilling Game 7 win Tuesday night, the Bruins get just one day off before battling the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round.

The series begins Thursday night in Boston, as the B's get a well-rested Blue Jackets club that stunned the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning in a first-round sweep.

The NHL released a nearly complete Bruins-Blue Jackets series schedule late Tuesday night, pending the results of Wednesday's first-round Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes.

After Capitals-Canes, we'll know the times for the first four games, as well as the date for Game 3 (April 29 or 30). But everything else is set.

Here's a look at the series schedule:

Game 1: Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. ET @ Boston (NBC Sports Network)
Game 2: Saturday, April 27, TBD @ Boston
Game 3 (If Washington advances): Monday, April 29, TBD @ Columbus
Game 3 (If Carolina advances): Tuesday, April 30, TBD @ Columbus
Game 4: Thursday, May 2, TBD @ Columbus
*Game 5: Saturday, May 4, TBD @ Boston (if necessary)
*Game 6: Monday, May 6, TBD @ Columbus (if necessary)
*Game 7: Wednesday, May 8, TBD @ Boston (if necessary)

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