Found May 19, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Zdeno Chara
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara and David Krecji may be tight when they play together for the Bruins, but they were on opposite sides of the puck on Sunday when their home countries faced off. Chara, playing for Slovakia, and Krecji, representing the Czech Republic, competed in the World Championship semifinals on Sunday. Catch the highlight from their matchup in the NESN Daily video above to see who advanced to the final to play Russia.

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Over the weekend, Russia finished off an amazing undefeated run to win the IIHF World Championship. Led by NHL stars Alexander Ovechkin, Zdeno Chara and Evgeni Malkin, the Russians were hardly ever tested in the tournament. By winning their first gold since 2009 and defeating Slovakia 6-2 in the final game, Russia has once again established itself as a world hockey powerhouse....

GARTH: Slovaks Win Again, Advance To Gold Medal Game

Miroslav Satan's second goal of the game, a beautiful short-handed marker early in the third, broke a 1-1 tie and led Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic to give his team a place in the gold-medal game Sunday. At 37, Satan may be in the twilight of his career, but the captain of the 2002 gold-medal team has been extraordinary this year. Goalie Jan Laco, quickly...
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