Bruins vs. Panthers: Zdeno Chara scores on spin-o-rama

The hulking Boston defenseman executed a sweet move during the Bruins' 4-1 victory over Florida.

Zdeno Chara scored the prettiest goal of his career against the Florida Panthers, and it ended up being the game winner.

The team captain's goal at 13:52 of the first period put the Bruins up 2-0. They would eventually win the game by a score of 4-1. Speaking after the victory, Chara said (via NHL.com): "I think it just happened. Obviously you can't really plan that kind of a goal, those kind of moves. My game is simple. That's not my priority. But I'm glad and happy we got a lead with that goal."

The win moved the Bruins' overall record to 11-2-2, putting them just two points behind the Montreal Canadiens for the lead in the East, with three games in hand for Boston. The Bruins are off to their best start since the 1976-77 season.

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