Not saying it’s right, but this kind of stuff happens all the time in hockey. Post whistle scrums are stuff people love, for some reason, unless you know something about hockey and don’t want your team taking a penalty.
What Chara did was cheap, yeah, but nothing that doesn’t happen a few times a game. Looks more violent when captured this way. And if it’s such a big deal, Crosby shouldn’t have been in face wash situation to begin with. Easier said than done though, I know.
Anyway, figured I’d make a GIF of it to show why he was so pissed off at Chara and why Malkin beat the piss out of Bergeron at the end of the period in game 1.