Zdeno Chara took a high-stick behind the net from Daniel Sedin, putting the anemic Boston Bruins power play up a man for four long minutes in the first half of the first period of Game 1 in this Stanley Cup Final.
Yes, a high-stick on Chara. It's almost impossible, but it happened.
Of course, Chara's done everything so far, proving that he'll (obviously) be an X-factor in the series. After taking the stick in the face and drawing some blood, Chara hopped back on the ice and was positioned down low on the power play. For most of the postseason, he's played up top and not in front of the opposing net.
Showing even more, Chara hopped up to take a face off midway through the power play, after a long delay following a shattered pane of glass. He used his mammoth reach to win the draw, and several times on the man advantage, his positioning in front of the net led to second-chance opportunites for the Bruins.
They've converted at just 8.2 percent in the postseason, and despite failing to score on the lengthy power play in the first period of Game 1, putting Chara in front of Roberto Luongo could be something that turns the B's around with the man advantage.
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