After taking a puck to the face in Monday's Game 4, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was reported to have a broken jaw the next day while hardly being able to speak.
However, that didn't stop the tallest man in NHL history from playing in Game 5, showing just how tough he is.
Big Z received by far the biggest applause from the Bruins faithful during the starting lineup announcements:
Chara logged 16:42 of ice-time for the Bruins in their 2-1 loss, the third most from their defensemen; he also recorded two shots and four hits.
There is no denying the warrior-like mentality of Chara, a future Hall of Famer.
Down 3-2 in the series, Chara and the Bruins will look to force a Game 7 in TD Garden by first taking care of business on Sunday night at Enterprise Center.