Danault lay on the ice for several minutes before being taken away on a stretcher.
Danault was moving and speaking to the medical staff before he was stretchered off the ice. Chara, who possesses one of the hardest shots in the league, blasted one from the blue line, hitting Danault, who was standing at the top of the faceoff circle, on the right side of his head off his helmet. While the medical staff brought out a gurney, officials chose to suspend the remainder of the period and play it after the intermission.
Alex Galchenyuk scored his 100th career goal while Max Pacioretty, Nicolas Deslauriers scored in regulation time for Montreal (18-20-5).
The Canadiens issued a statement during the third period that said: "Danault suffered a head injury".
After the game, Montreal coach Claude Julien said Danault is expected to remain in the hospital overnight and will be re-evaluated Sunday.?
Roy smashes 180 as England chase down 305
After a one-sided Test series , the arch-rivals locked horns in the first One Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. England seamer Liam Plunkett took 3-71 in 10 overs while leg-spinner Adil Rashid recorded 2-73 in 10 overs.
Bakary Sako bamboozles Burnley as Crystal Palace revival continues
Asked about Sako's latest contribution, his second goal in two games, the Eagles manager responded: "He's done well for himself. Burnley manager Sean Dyche , though, has stated that he does not want to lose Arfield in the January transfer window.
Supreme Court says judge Loya's death 'serious issue'
The Congress issued a statement which said observations made by the judges and the issues raised by them are extremely disturbing. In July 2010, the CBI had arrested Amit Shah in connection with the alleged staged killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in 2005.
Brad Marchand scored the game-winner for Boston when he snuck a wrist shot through Carey Price's five-hole after Price stopped 29 of 32 shots in regulation and overtime.
Victor Mete, in his first game back after helping Canada win world junior championship gold, picked up an assist 3:22 into the game when the rebound of his point shot was tucked inside the post by Pacioretty. He was taken to the hospital for further exams.
Boston managed to tie things up before second intermission, with Krejci picking up a blocked shot from McAvoy and wristing it past Price for the 3-3 deadlock.
Specialty items: While Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal, the Canadiens failed to take advantage of their opportunities with the extra man.
Canadiens: Host the New York Islanders on Monday.