BostonBruins.com - Nearly every summer, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, an avid cyclist, rides stages of the Tour de France.
It has been well-documented that cycling has been a part of his training for years, and at times, when he’s watched as the Tour athletes come past, he has started running alongside the riders, trying to push them up the hill.
That’s what the Bruins captain does for his team every night - and it was very apparent on Thursday, when he logged 38:02 in ice-time, more than half of the game’s playing time, to lead all skaters on the ice, in the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers to take Game One.
The next closest skater was Rangers’ defenseman Dan Girardi with 32:05. The nearest Bruin was Patrice Bergeron, who logged just over 27 minutes on the ice (hefty in its own right, for a forward).
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