Canadiens' Phillip Danault hit in head by Zdeno Chara slap shot

Montreal Canadiens Phillip Danault lies injured on the ice after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal Saturday Jan. 13 2018. (Graham Hughes  The Canadian Press via A

Canadiens centre Phillip Danault at home resting after taking Chara shot to the head

Canadiens center Phillip Danault was carted off the ice on a stretcher after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. When he regained consciousness, he attempted to get back to his feet, but he collapsed after getting to his knees. Officials opted to play the final 1:37 of the second after intermission. Danault was carried off the ice on the gurney and taken by ambulance to hospital for observation. The team said he was taken to a hospital with a head injury for further examination.?

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Danault was standing between Chara and the Montreal goal with a couple other players late in the second period when Chara wound up from the blueline and delivered a head-high shot that slammed into the side of the Canadian player's helmet.

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Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Marchand got a step on Byron and converted a flawless pass from Patrice Bergeron. The Canadiens fired Michel Therrien and hired Julien in short order, the second time the franchise brought in Julien after dismissing Therrien. Deslauriers picked up a loose puck at the Boston blue line and beat Tuukka Rask with a low shot from the slot at 5:45. The Canadiens regained the lead when Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal at 8:51. DeBrusk did not miss, beating Price for his 10th goal of the season. Jordie Benn blocked Chara's shot from the blueline, but David Krejci buried the rebound. Marchand lifted the offering past Price for his 18th goal of the season. The Bruins went on to win 4-3 in a shootout. The Bruins scored on their only power play.

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The Bruins will resume play on Monday, with the team set to host the Dallas Stars at TD Garden for a 1 p.m. matchup.

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