There are a lot of things Zdeno Chara can do in hockey. He hits hard, he shoots the puck with tremendous velocity, he can even punch your lights out. But pulling off a spin-o-rama and scoring a backhand goal to the short side? Uh, yeah, you can add that to the list.
Check out his goal against Jacob Markstrom and the Panthers this afternoon that put Boston up 2-0 in the first period and just allow for your jaw to hit the floor. Also, enjoy Jack Edwards’ call of the play. “6’9″ and he’s a ballerina!” (YouTube)
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.
“It’s been a great city, a city that’s survived for many years through some tough times and for me, growing up there doesn’t seem too long ago,” Upshall said. “Places that probably aren’t standing anymore will be really, really tough to take. But as long as everyone’s OK, that’s the main thing.”