Zdeno Chara scores first goal against Bruins since 2006

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For the first time in nearly 15 years, Zdeno Chara has scored a goal against the Boston Bruins.

In the second game of a back-to-back between the Bruins and the Washington Capitals, Chara opened the scoring for the Capitals. Off an attacking-zone faceoff in the first period, Chara rocketed a low shot on net that Jaroslav Halak couldn’t quite get to.

Here’s a look at the goal via the Capitals’ official Twitter account.

Over the years, Bruins fans have seen many goals like this from Chara, but most of them have been in a black and gold jersey. The last time that Chara scored against the B’s was April 11, 2006, when he scored two goals as a member of the Ottawa Senators in a 4-3 victory over the B’s. Incredibly, that was 5,410 days ago.

Chara’s goal marked the second that he has scored with the Capitals. In eight games and change, he has four points (two goals, two assists) and a plus-8 rating. Thanks in part to his rock-solid play, the Capitals have yet to lose in regulation this season, sporting a 6-0-3 record.

The Bruins, meanwhile, sit at 5-1-2 and will have to work hard if they want to improve that record against the Caps. They’re down 2-0 at the first intermission.

Originally published February 1, 2021, 7:53 PM

Published: 2021-02-02 00:53:31

Tags: #Zdeno #Chara #scores #goal #Bruins


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