Bruins' Zdeno Chara defending Nathan Gerbe made for hilarious photo


Jan 7, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) looks on during the first period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

What happens when the tallest and shortest players in the NHL go head-to-head?

An awesome photo is taken.

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is the tallest player in league history at 6-foot-9. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Gerbe is among the shortest players in league history at 5-foot-4. At one point in Tuesday night's game at Nationwide Arena, Chara and Gerbe battled for a puck, and the situation made for a fantastic picture that perfectly illustrated the difference in height between the two players.

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Gerbe, following the Blue Jackets' 3-0 win over the B's, couldn't resist having a little fun at his own expense with the following tweet:

Gerbe has overcome the odds and enjoyed a solid pro career. He's in his 10th NHL season and has scored 61 goals in 406 career games.

Chara has used his tremendous height and reach to his advantage throughout a career that one day will be honored in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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