Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson won't have quite as much talent at their disposal as they captain opposing teams for the second straight game.
They'll have more to play for, though, as Chara's Boston Bruins look to extend their Northeast Division lead Tuesday night with a seventh consecutive win over the visiting Ottawa Senators.
Chara's club also beat Team Alfredsson 12-9 in the All-Star game Sunday, but the Bruins captain said he was rooting for his counterpart to complete a hat trick in front of his hometown fans. Alfredsson finished with two goals and an assist.
"Alfie's such a classy guy, obviously a big icon in Ottawa and Sweden, as well, and such a great player to represent this team," Chara said. "So of course I was pulling for him."
On Tuesday, however, Chara will be trying much harder to keep Alfredsson - not to mention All-Star teammates Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek - off the scoresheet. A series of injuries ...