Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara stands at 6-foot-9 and is widely regarded as one of the strongest players in hockey, but knowing that does not make Thursday night's play anything short of spectacular. We may have just witnessed a glitch in matrix. Watch closely as Chara executes a stick lift on the Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele to perfection.
That stick may still be flying in orbit as we speak. We're still trying to wrap our head around how Chara was able to make an object fly with that velocity.
But the play did not end there, and here comes the craziest part. The stick hit the netting but fell down to the ice behind the goal. Realizing that he wasn't going to get an interference penalty call, Scheifele proceeded to retrieve the stick and ended up promptly scoring on that shift.
Call it bad karma on Chara for not operating by the laws of physics.
You just can't make this stuff up.