Montreal police complete Chara investigation

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Montreal police complete Chara investigation

The Montreal Police Department has completed their investigation into Zdeno Charas hit on Max Pacioretty that broke Pacioretty's vertebra and gave him a season-ending concussion back in March.

With the police investigation over, its now up the Canadian authorities to decide whether or not theres enough evidence to charge Chara with a crime.

From Pro Hockey Talk:

Doing such a thing is extremely rare and in the case between these two with how the hit played out, theyd have to figure out if Chara had the intent to injure Pacioretty and that he acted in malice towards him to put his health at risk for the hit. Good luck figuring that out.

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

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Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.