A tribute and a victory for Zdeno Chara

A tribute and a victory for Zdeno Chara


The Boston Bruins paid tribute to the glorious career of defenseman Zdeno Chara, Saturday at TD Garden, before defeating the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4 to 3 in overtime.&nbsp ;

A month after announcing his retirement, the giant format Slovak proceeded to the ceremonial puck drop at the Bruins' home, along with his 6-year-old twin sons. A video of his greatest exploits in the Massachusetts team uniform has been released, and Jim Montgomery's men sported a jersey before the meeting that read “Thanks Big Zee”. 

Montgomery, who has never led the defenseman who has played the most games in the history of the circuit (1680), had also good words to say about him.

“I've heard so much about the character, the man, his values ​​and his integrity,” he praised, according to NHL.com. I'm very grateful to him because I know the culture of this team, and he's the biggest culprit.”

Hall plays the hero

< p>This ceremony seems to have inspired the Bruins to not give up, as they snatched the victory from the Wild after blowing a two-goal lead.

On the power play in overtime, David Pastrnak delivered a skillful throw-in on Taylor Hall's palette, which ended hostilities with a violent one-timer throw.

Hall had an after- noon inspired. He was also an accomplice in the successes of Nick Foligno and Pastrnak. Hampus Lindholm completed the scoring for the men in yellow and black.

Brandon Duhaime, Matt Boldy and Jared Spurgeon provided the Wild lineup.

The Bruins (5-1-0) are having a surprising start to the season, given the absence of Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy, while the Wild (1-3-1) are struggling to find their bearings.

Fast-paced action in New Jersey

At the Prudential Center, all the action from the game between the New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks is was played out within three minutes of the second half, with the local favorites eventually getting away with a 2-1 victory.

Sharks goalkeeper Kaapo Kahkonen held firm for much of the game, but the Devils' 20 shots in the second period were too many. Yegor Sharangovich beat him at 13 min 21 s, then Dawson Mercer also scored on the power play.

Kevin Labanc, for the visitors, concluded this sequence by scoring his first goal of the year to reduce the gap. All the goals were scored in 2:45.

Kahkonen finished with 34 saves, and the Sharks suffered their sixth loss in seven games. On the other side, Mackenzie Blackwood hasn't been as busy, coming in ahead of 21 pitches.