Last night was a pretty special Saturday night for the Boston Bruins, to say the least.
The notorious B’s were in Sunrise, Florida, to face off against the Panthers and managed to take a 7-3 win at the BB&T Center. With the victory, the Bruins officially clinched a playoff berth, but that wasn’t the only thing that made the tilt such a special one.
Ahead of the game, it was announced that defenseman and current longest standing captain in the NHL, Zdeno Chara, signed a one-year, $2 million dollar contract with the Bruins, that will extend his storied hockey career to 22 seasons in the league.
Chara’s teammates and coaches were quick to speak to to his character (CHARActer?), and voice their excitement at the news that he’d be back for another season with the team.
Almost on cue, with all the hype about his new contract, Chara netted his 200th NHL goal during the game, and following the action, paid special tribute to his dad, accrediting him to instilling his love of hockey.
It’s pretty rare to see this guy’s soft side, which makes this moment all the more special.
The Bruins will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs, which will be fun to watch, and we’re also glad that we’re now guaranteed of getting another year to watch moments like this.
Yeah, Chara is a beauty.
(H/T: Boston Bruins)