Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara Reaches Impressive Milestone

By Greg Higgins
Zdeno Chara
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The Boston Bruins have one objective this season and that is to win the Stanley Cup. After winning the Cup in 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks, the Bruins came up short last year against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Bruins are having another great year and will make it to the playoffs easily. Currently the Bruins are in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are, however, in first place in the Atlantic Division, but not by much. The Tampa Bay Lightning are two points behind the Bruins.

On their way to try and claim another Stanley Cup title, the Bruins did witness something pretty amazing on Monday night. In their 6-3 win over the New York Islanders, captain Zdeno Chara notched his 500th point in the NHL. Now I know what you’re probably thinking and you may be right: 500 isn’t necessarily a huge number when you’re talking about points as opposed to just goals.

However, if you consider the fact that Chara is 6-foot-9, you might reconsider your position on how many points he has. The NHL is a game of fast-paced moving and being able to be limber and agile on the ice at all times. When a lot of the players in the game are around 6-foot, you can see how someone like Chara is already at a disadvantage.

Chara is a big presence and has no problem shoving his weight around. The fact that he was able to get his 500th point, though, is a testament to both him and his teammates. Of course, getting to 500 is nice, but you can guarantee Chara would much rather have another chance to hoist the Cup in June.

Greg Higgins is a NHL contributor for rantsports. Follow him on Twitter. Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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