Andrei Markov spears Zdeno Chara in groin (GIF)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov speared Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara in the groin, and got away with it, during the final minute of Monday night's Game 6 of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series.

The low blow came as Chara was going after Markov for tripping him and started a scrum between the teams. Ironically, Markov was not penalized for the trip or the spear, while Chara was penalized for slashing and roughing after the ensuing scrum.

Spearing has become a disturbing trend in this NHL postseason, and the league may want to look into dishing out heftier punishment if they want players to stop.

The Canadiens beat the Bruins 4-0, leading to a deciding Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday night.

GIF via XtraFrames. H/T NIS.
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