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Zdeno Chara breaks his own hardest shot record

Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:31 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2012 11:35 pm
 


By: Adam Gretz

As long as Zdeno Chara is going to All-Star games it's hard to imagine anybody beating him in the hardest shot contest.

And he keeps raising the bar.

On Saturday night he set a new All-Star record, breaking his own mark, by firing a shot that traveled an incredible 108.8 MPH, topping the 105.9 he registered last year.

Needless to say, he won the event (by a pretty wide margin) as he had done in the previous four All-Star games, and in the process became the first player to ever win the contest five straight times. When it comes to the all-time mark he still trails former Blues and Flames rearguard Al MacInnis who won the event seven times. But it seems to be only a matter of time until Chara takes over that spot as well.

Chara's four shots on the night went an average of 107 MPH, and from slowest to fastest were 106.2, 106.9, 107.0 and 108.8. The only player on the ice that could even stay within reasonable range of him was Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber, who for the second year in a row finished as the runner-up.

Weber, of course, is no slouch, and finished with a high mark of 106.

Hey, anybody want to play goalie?

Previously at Eye On Hockey

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More 2012 All-Star Game coverage

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Comments

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:30 am
 

Zdeno Chara breaks his own hardest shot record

I couldn't imagine seeing Chara wind up and take a shot knowing it's going anywhere close in my direction. That was some display of power and Weber was impressive as well.




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:20 am
 

Zdeno Chara breaks his own hardest shot record

What a show put on by Chara. Weber was awesome too breaking the old record tonight as well. What will Chara add for an encore next year? A shot up to 110? What power! So glad he is a Bruin! 


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