Chara earned a pair of assists and blocked five shots in a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Monday. Big Z grabbed the primary apples on Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the first and Brett Connolly's game-winner with less than two minutes in regulation. He's now got 20 assists to go with six goals on the year, so if he can continue his 45-point pace, he could end up having his most productive season since 2011-12 when he recorded 52 points.
Chara notched an assist in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators. Chara, who logged 21:37 worth of ice time in the game, has recorded assists in back-to-back games, upping his overall point total to 21 in 38 contests to go along with 30 PIM and a plus-9 rating, which ties him with Brad Marchand for the team lead in that category.
Chara notched an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens. Chara is up to 16 points on the season, with two goals and three assists over the past five games. A tank of a blueliner at 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, Chara is also helping plenty of fantasy owners with a a plus-10 rating. However, the biggest downside with Chara is that he generally has trouble staying on the ice, as evidenced by participating in only 213 of 353 games since the start of the 2012-13 campaign.
Chara scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-0 win over Toronto. It came at the 16:17 mark of the third period. The old man is starting to put up some points -- Chara has four (two goals, two assists) in his five games. His game is clearly in decline, but Chara is still helping his team win. And honestly, his 11 points in 17 games are pure gravy.
In his regular season debut, Chara (upper body) recorded three shots in 21:27 of ice time in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning. Per CSN New England, Chara, who was minus-2 in the game, "didn't appear to show any discomfort" while unloading any of his three shots Monday, and while the big blueliner saw just 40 seconds worth of power play time in his return, we'd expect him to see more man-advantage work moving forward. In any case, while Chara's return didn't generate an instant turnaround for the 0-3 B's, his size, experience and leadership remain assets to the team's blue line corps, a unit that that has had its share of issues out of the gate.
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