BOS:

0

CAR:

0

05:00 ET

WSH:

0

TOR:

0

05:00 ET

Zdeno Chara Plays in 1,651st Game Tying Chelios’ Record

Since 1997 there has been one constant player skating around NHL rinks: the 6’9″ defensemen Zdeno Chara. Drafted in 1996 by the New York Islanders, the gigantic defensemen has been a stalwart on NHL rosters, especially that of the Boston Bruins. The long-time Bruins captain skated most of his career games while wearing the black and gold as he appeared in 1,023 games spanning from 2006 to 2019, where he captured a Stanley Cup in 2011. Now in his age of 44 and back skating for the team that drafted him in 1996, Chara has officially joined the elite company as he played in his 1,651st game on Tuesday night against the Seattle Kraken, tying Chris Chelios’ record for most games played by a defenseman. This is no easy task and shows the consistency and health that Chara has maintained throughout his 24-year career, which is on the verge of coming to an end.

On Thursday night, Chara looks to take sole possession of the record when the New York Islanders take on the San Jose Sharks in San Jose at 10:30 PM EST. This will be one of Chara’s last games in the uniform for the team that drafted him as it looks like the management team of the Islanders will do the honorable thing and trade Chara to a playoff contender giving Big Z one last chance to add another Stanley Cup to his storied career. While the name of the contender has not been mentioned, there are whispers there could potentially be a Boston reunion for the long-time Captain to return home where he made a name for himself and was at the top of his game.

Interview w/Bruins' Jack Ahcan Cue’ the Duck Boats Pod

Episode 51: Interview w/Jack Ahcan Episode 51 is back in action talking about the New York Paingers ITR bet, Can Buffalo Sabres make the playoffs? Is Vancouver in the wrong on the Boudreau treatment? Is Tocchet the right guy? Is Daryl Sutter the last Dinosaur in the NHL?YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@insidetherinkTwitter: https://twitter.com/CueTheDuckBoatzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cuetheduckboats/Thanks for listening! Please rate and review our show on your favorite listening platform. Check out our partner's website at www.insidetherink.com for all your latest hockey news. Also, catch all of the games in this year's NHL season by signing up for ESPN+ at Insidetherink.com/ESPN
  1. Interview w/Bruins' Jack Ahcan
  2. Half Way There
  3. The Boys are Back!
  4. 2022 Bruins Prospect Interviews
  5. Interview w/Bruins' Marc Mclaughlin

Kevin Santangelo

Co Host of Cue' the Duck Boats Podcast Writer for Inside the Rink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LGP 51: Tavares’ 100th Game, Brodie Returns

The Leafs are back, this time playing against the Capitals in what will be Tavares’ 1000th NHL game. Kerfoot gets a tryout in the second-line center position with Matthews injured, and Anderson gets another chance to prove his value to the team. Woll has been called up to the Leafs to back up Samsonov as […]

Read More

Buffalo Emerging As Most Logical Landing Spot For Veteran Defenseman

The Buffalo Sabres have been a surprise around the NHL this season as they currently sit fourth in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race with a 26-19-4 record and 56 points. They trail the Pittsburgh Penguins by just one point for the second Wild Card spot and the Washington […]

Read More

Flames Among Teams Interested In Sharks Star Forward

It has been a tough season for the Calgary Flames as they find themselves sitting fifth in the Pacific Division and second in the Western Conference Wild Card race with a 24-17-9 record and 57 points. It has definitely been different compared to last season’s success when they finished with 111 points and first in […]

Read More