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.
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