Boston Bruins Defenseman Zdeno Chara Named Eastern Conference Starter for 2008 NHL All-Star Game
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BOSTON, MA - The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference team in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Sunday, January 27 at Philips Arena in Atlanta (6 p.m. ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio). The starters for the game were chosen through fan voting at www.nhl.com.
This will be the third time that Chara appears in an All-Star game, and the first time that he has been voted into the starting lineup. Chara received 271,272 votes, which ranked him seventh in the NHL, and third in the Eastern Conference.
This season, Chara has appeared in all of the Bruins 41 contests recording six goals and 20 assists, to go along with 76 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +5.
The Bruins will take a three-game winning streak into tonight’s tilt against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET.