Chara, Pacioretty square off in IIHF

Chara, Pacioretty square off in IIHF
May 7, 2012, 8:53 pm
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Zdeno Chara and the rest of the Slovakian national team faced off against the United States in the IIHF World Championships on Monday.

After the Slovaks beat the Yanks, handshakes between the teams followed, which meant that the Bruins captain and Habs forwardMax Pacioretty came face to face. And if the pictures are to be believed, the two are still not best friends.

Back in 2011, Pacioretty suffered a concussion and a fractured vertebrae as the result ofthisdevastating hit by Chara.

Pacioretty has said in the past that he forgives Chara for the hit, but by the looks of things the relationship isn't all that warm and fuzzy.

For what it's worth, Slovakia defeated the United States, 3-2, improving to 1-2 in the tournament.