Bruins' Chara Counted On Heavily: Zdeno Chara assisted on the second goal of Boston's third-period, three-goal Game 7 comeback that culminated in an overtime win Monday. (Updated 5/14/13)
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With Andrew Ference and Wade Redden both out and Dennis Seidenberg exiting Monday's game early on, Zdeno Chara was counted on by the B's even more than usual, racking up 35:36 worth of ice in the series-ending win. Chara closes out the first round of the playoffs with eight points, good for the postseason scoring lead among blueliners. (Updated 5/14/13).
05/21/2013 22:28 Boston rallies to beat Rangers, take 3-0 series lead
Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
05/19/2013 17:55 Bruins break Game 2 open in third, go up 2-0 on Rangers
Johnny Boychuk broke a tie midway through the second period, and the Boston Bruins scored two goals in the third to beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Sunday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Zdeno Chara, who won the Norris Trophy in 2009, scored 12 goals and added 40 assists for a career-high 52 points in 79 games this past season. He also recorded a spiffy plus-33 rating, while continuing in his role as one of the NHL's top shut-down defenders. While the big guy is no doubt smarting from the Bruins early playoff elimination, from an individual standpoint his 2010-11 season was a resounding success, resulting in a third place finish in the Norris voting. At 35, he shows no signs of slowing down at this point in his career, especially given the rigorous fitness/conditioning regimen he keeps. (Updated 8/14/12)