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Zdeno Chara: Bruins ‘Have To Be Better’ Defensively When Struggling To Score

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara isn’t the reason why the Boston Bruins have lost both games since his return to the lineup after a 19-game absence. But with the Bruins struggling to score — two goals or fewer in 11 of their last 14 games — the team’s defense and goaltending must play at a higher level to avoid falling too far down the Eastern Conference standings. “That’s when...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Penalty Kill Among Positives In 3-2 Loss To Blackhawks

BOSTON — One area that benefitted from Zdeno Chara’s return to the Boston Bruins lineup was the penalty kill. The unit enjoyed inconsistent results with a 78.2 percent success rate in the 19 games that Chara missed because of a torn PCL suffered on Oct. 23. The Bruins dropped to 22nd in the NHL in penalty killing as a result. The Bruins made a few defensive mistakes that cost...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara On Return To Bruins Lineup: I ‘Felt Better And Better’ As Game Went On

BOSTON — Bruins captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to Boston’s lineup for Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He had missed the team’s previous 19 games because of a PCL tear in his left knee suffered on Oct. 23. “It was exciting to be playing a game, that’s for sure,” Chara said. “There’s no secret that I felt the absence of missing...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Special Teams To Receive Major Boost When Zdeno Chara Returns

Zdeno Chara’s return to the Boston Bruins lineup — which could happen Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks — will upgrade nearly every aspect of the team’s performance. The B’s captain and No. 1 defenseman has practiced with his teammate for two consecutive days and took part in the team’s morning skate Thursday.  The Bruins haven’t fared too bad — an 11...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Update: Chara looks to return Thursday, Krejci is still waiting for clearance

Boston Bruins captain and defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to be in Thursday night's line-up against the Chicago Blackhawks, while center David Krejci is still waiting for clearance. View image | According to Pro Hockey Talk, both Chara and Krejci were back at practice on Tuesday. Chara, who hasn't played since October 23rd after a PCL tear in his left knee...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Sports Training Montage

Zdeno Chara is scheduled to come back tomorrow and we have the inside scoop on how it happened. All Z needed was a montage. A sports training montage.
Via Days of Y'Orr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Zdeno Chara, David Krejci Back At Bruins Practice

David Krejci and Captain Zdeno Chara both joined the Boston Bruins for practice this morning at the TD Garden, Krejci has only played 11 games this season due to a combination of a hip, a more recently, a groin injury that’s had him on the IR since November 30th. Zdeno Chara has been out since October 23rd when he tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Through...
Via The Awesome Boston
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara could return Thursday

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! We just might see Zdeno Chara return to the line-up this Thursday against the Blackhawks after being out for a hundred million years. Claude Julien indicated that he's "optimistic" about Zdeno Chara playing Thurs vs Chicago: "That's our captain we're talking about here" — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) December 9, 2014 Awww yeaaa….    
Via Days of Y'Orr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Injuries a blessing in disguise?

Through 24 games this season, the Boston Bruins have had to deal with a number of injuries to key players.  Boston’s best defensive player, Zdeno Chara, has missed 15 games and David Krejci, perhaps the team’s best all-around player, has missed 13 games.  The team has also dealt with a number of other injuries to other players on their roster.  With all the injuries, the...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Update: Zdeno Chara continues rehab

Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara is nearing a return to the Bruins lineup, but it won’t be happening during their upcoming four game road trip through California and Arizona, according to CSN New England. #492463319 /   Head coach Claude Julien confirmed following Boston’s 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night that the 6-foot-9 captain won’t...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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