We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
  • Home
  • News
  • Rosters
  • Skills
  • Fan Fair
  • shop.nhl.com
  • History
  • Video
  • Photos
 

Chara keeps title as NHL's hardest shooter

Saturday, 01.28.2012 / 9:23 PM / 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Chara keeps title as NHL's hardest shooter
The Boston Bruins' captain broke his own record while winning the BlackBerry NHL Hardest Shot competition for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday night.
The winner and still champion … Zdeno Chara.

The Boston Bruins' captain broke his own record while winning the BlackBerry NHL Hardest Shot competition for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday night.

Chara drew cheers when he squared off against Nashville's Shea Weber in a battle of the bombers and broke his own record with a first shot of 106.2 mph, then shattered that mark by blasting his second shot at 108.8 mph.

Weber's 104.8 mph blast was the best of any shooter on Team Alfredsson, earning him a rematch in the final against Chara, who rattled off back-to-back blasts of 106.9 mph and 107.0 mph. Weber had shots of 102.6 and 106.0 mph.

Team Chara earned three of the five points available in the competition -- Buffalo's Luke Adam beat Carolina's Justin Falk in a matchup of rookies.

Daniel Alfredsson helped his own team -- and drew gasps from his home fans by breaking 101 mph on both of his attempts to beat Washington's Dennis Wideman. Alfredsson's linemate, Jason Spezza, delighted the crowd by breaking 100 mph on both of his attempts to beat Toronto's Dion Phaneuf.