Latest Zdeno Chara News

Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Jun. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with "two plates, some wires and screws" holding it together. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chara commended the team doctors who put his face back together...

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Jun. 13, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their...

Bruins fall apart and give up early goals in Game 7 loss

Jun. 13, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins will look back on a miserable three minutes all summer. The Bruins had it all lined up: a raucous home crowd as they hosted the first Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final in their 95-year history and a fast start that provided a handful of excellent scoring chances in the opening...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...

Bruins forged bond in China, raced to Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 12, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable. They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who raced to the President's Trophy and were the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs. Still, Boston kept...

Chara all action, little talk in Stanley Cup pursuit

Jun. 11, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara didn't say much to his teammates when he showed up, as usual, one game after a puck bloodied his face and knocked him out of the Stanley Cup Final. And it wasn't just because it was difficult for him to talk. "He doesn't need to say anything, really," forward Charlie Coyle said on...

Bruins' consistency faces final test in Game 7 vs. Blues

Jun. 10, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore" mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins' morning skate. "I don't know what you're expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... of walking in your shoes."...

Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Jun. 10, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an assist,...

The Latest: Boston Bruins force Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:57 p.m. The Boston Bruins have forced Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Boston got goals from stars Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara on the way to a 5-1 blowout...