Yesterday was a great day for Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. First, he signed a one-year, team-friendly contract extension. Then, in Boston's 7-3 win against the Florida Panthers—he made history.
Chara scored his fifth goal of the season 5:05 into the second period to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead. It wasn't just any goal, though—it was the 200th of Chara's career, as he became just the 22nd defenseman in NHL history to accomplish the feat.
Here's the Captain's milestone goal:
A simple, passionate, effective celly from the 42-year-old:
After the game, the future Hall of Famer dedicated number 200 to his father:
And it just so happened to occur in the game that the Bruins clinched a playoff spot.
What a day for Big Z and the Bruins!