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.

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    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.

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

    BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN ZDENO CHARA

    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.