BOSTON, MA - You don’t always see it, but when it appears, it’s mesmerizing.
The big man, 6-foot-9 captain Zdeno Chara, weaving through the defense, backhand, deke to the forehand, backhand, top shelf.
We saw it in 2012-13, with a pirouette highlight reel goal against Florida. And we saw it Saturday night, to cap off a 4-1 win over Detroit at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 2-0-0 start to their 2013-14 season.
"The ability that he had to score that goal, he hit the post before, then a nice move again for a goal. He brings a lot more than what people see when they look at a 6’9” player – ‘Well they’re just going to put him in front, he’s just going to stand there.’ Well he does a lot more than that."
- Head Coach Claude Julien
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