Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara made history in Game 6 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and he'll break another record in Wednesday night's Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues.
Chara scored an empty-net goal late in the third period Sunday night to cap the Bruins' 5-1 win at the Enterprise Center. This tally made Chara the oldest defenseman to score a goal in Cup Final history at age 42.
The Bruins captain is poised to break another NHL record Wednesday with his 14th Game 7 appearance. He currently is tied for the most Game 7s played with Hockey Hall of Famers Scott Stevens and Patrick Roy. Chara hoisted the Stanley Cup for the B's in 2011 when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. He has a 6-7 record in Game 7s.
The veteran defenseman has shown tremendous toughness and character in this series against the Blues. He reportedly broke his jaw in Game 4, but returned for Game 5 and Game 6 with added protection on his helmet.
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The 2020 NHL All-Star Game was an offensive showdown, as usual, and throughout the night, the NHL's best players made some excellent plays and scored some beautiful goals.
But were any of them better than David Pastrnak's backhand score during the 3-on-3 championship between the Atlantic and Pacific divisions? That's debatable.
The Boston Bruins forward notched a breakaway opportunity in the first half of the championship with the Atlantic holding a 2-1 lead. On the play, Pastrnak had an incredible forehand/backhand move and was able to quickly launch the goal into the top shelf.
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Here's a look at the play courtesy of the NHL on NBC's official Twitter account.
That's a nice, nice move. And it shows off the skills that have made Pastrnak the NHL's leading scorer (37 goals) through the first half of the season.
As beautiful as that goal from Pastrnak was, Bruins fans will have one qualm with it. It didn't come in a shootout.
Perhaps Pastrnak will try to pull that out in a shootout situation during the second half of the season. A move like that could possibly be enough to give the B's their first shootout victory of the season.
NHL's All-Star weekend isn't just a time for the NHL's best players to showcase their skills on the ice. Apparently, their mascots get a chance to do that as well.
The NHL has a mascot game every year at All-Star weekend to showcase the Grittys and Youppis of the world. But just before the start of Saturday night's NHL All-Star Game, the Boston Bruins took some time to shout out their mascot Blades.
As you can see in the video below, courtesy of the Bruins official Twitter account, Blades had a pretty nice dangle to beat the Anaheim Ducks mascot, Wildwing, and net a goal.
Considering that's a person in a bear costume on skates, that's pretty good.
The Bruins will be hoping that David Pastrnak can find success similar to that of Blades during the game on Saturday night. To watch the NHL All-Star Game, click here.