Zdeno Chara On His Injury & Bruins Game 1 Stanley Cup Win Over Blues

    Zdeno Chara took a puck to the arm in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final but the Bruins defenseman says he'll be fine for game 2 against the Blues.


    BOSTON — Zdeno Chara spoke to reporters after the Bruins 4-2 win over the Saint Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. Chara took a puck to the arm late in the game but said he’ll be fine.

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    Here is the transcript from Zdeno Chara’s postgame interview on Monday night.


    On the first period…

    They were better. But I thought as the game went on, we got better we played our game. We were able to capitalize on our chances.


    On the second period shot differential…

    I think we could have made better plays. You know they obviously did a great job as well, so I think that it’s more on us to execute and make strong plays.


    On Sean Kuraly…

    Yeah, he is obviously a strong skater. He’s got the ability to take the puck. He’s quick to get to them.  It’s very nice to see him get rewarded.


    On the entire fourth line’s play…

    I thought they were strong and played well. They were able to contribute offensively.


    On his wrist…

    Yeah, I’m fine I just got a cut. So, I just needed a couple of stitches.


    On the two goals in the second period…

    Oh I think when there is opportunity to join the rush and jump into the plays, you know, I think there a time and place for that and I think both goals were good examples of kind of deciding to go in and join the rush and obviously one was a good bounce and the other was a good shot.