The week of March 11 to 18 was a busy one for the Boston Bruins as they played five different games, winning all three of them that were not played against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but a player who stood out to me this week was none other than Big Z, Zdeno Chara. Maybe he was on fire because it was getting close to his birthday, but he produced at least one point in four of the five games played this past week.
He helped out on Shawn Thornton‘s second goal of the season against his old team, the Ottawa Senators, to get the Bruins on the board after finding themselves in a two-goal hole. In the first match against the Penguins, his power play goal started the scoring for the evening. His goal two days later when the Florida Panthers was also the first of the game and he helped Nathan Horton find the twine in the matinee game with the Washington Capitals, the first of the afternoon, on Saturday.
See a pattern here? Chara found a way to either score or help out on the goal-scoring of the first Boston goal in all but one of the games played this week. As the captain and leader of the team, he led his squad to getting on the board, which ended in victory three out of the four times he did it. Not bad, not bad at all.
Here’s to more great defensive–and hey, offensive–production from Big Z this week.