Zdeno Chara blocked three shots and batted away a would-be Flyers goal on the same PK shift. ‘The boys were going nuts on the bench.’
Zdeno Chara is 44-years-old, a future Hockey Hall of Famer, and a veteran of the thirteenth most games in NHL history (1,598). Zee’s seen it all and done it all. But that doesn’t mean the middle-aged defenseman won’t put his body on the line in a regular-season game like a wagon.
Saturday, during a pivotal second-period Flyers’ power play, Chara blocked three different shots and stopped a would-be Flyers goal by knocking it out of mid-air. The Capitals would go into the second intermission with a 4-2 lead and hold on to win 6-3.
“The boys were going nuts on the bench,” TJ Oshie said after the game. “We were hitting the boards for the rest of the period and a lot of guys gave him a tap on the be-hind once the period ended.”