Found May 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara walked to the podium for postgame news conference Thursday night with almost a little bit of a jump in his step. You would certainly understand if the big fella was lumbering a little, though. That’s because the Bruins captain had just played an astounding 38 minutes and two seconds of hockey in Boston’s 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their second-round series. But there Chara was, taking what seemed like just a leisurely stroll into the press conference room to field questions from the waiting media, like it was just another day. He did so wearing the custom-made Army Rangers jacket that the club hands out among themselves to the player of the game following each win. Chara certainly earned it in Game 1. The 36-year-old buoyed a makeshift defensive corps for the Bruins that had a trio of rookie defensemen, including two players who were in Providence last week and a rookie who can barely vote, let alone drink. Chara’s Herculean effort i...
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