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Bruins pay big for Zdeno Chara’s fight

Zdeno Chara lived by the code Sunday night and stuck up for fallen teammate Tyler Seguin, then watched the right thing turn all kinds of wrong.

“He’s one of our better players,’’ said the towering Bruins captain, explaining why he defended Seguin and felt no choice but to put a beating on Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin. “But I’ll do it for anybody. It’s just [my] nature to react. Sometimes that’s the way it goes.’’

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