The blood was pouring from Zdeno Chara's face even before he hit the ice in the final ticks of the first period.

The Boston Bruins captain had been struck in the chin by a neutral-zone puck off the stick of Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec, and before Chara had picked himself up and skated toward his dressing room, Plekanec having offered a kind word and a stick-tap on the butt, the Bell Centre was awash with cheers.

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty might have moved on from the terrible drama in this building last March, but obviously many fans who weren't injured that night have not.