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Playoffs 2013Did You See That? Zdeno Chara's glove saves Bruins

Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2013 | 01:25 AM

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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly shakes hands with Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins in front of the Prince of Wales Trophy after the Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Friday in Boston. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly shakes hands with Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins in front of the Prince of Wales Trophy after the Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Friday in Boston. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara needed every inch of his six-foot-nine frame to help prevent Pittsburgh from scoring a late equalizer on Friday night in Boston's 1-0, series-clinching win.
The Boston Bruins broke out the brooms to polish off the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. 

But it was Zdeno Chara's arm that swept away any chance of a late Penguins rally in Game 4. 

The Boston Bruins defenceman needed every inch of his six-foot-nine frame to help prevent Pittsburgh from scoring a late equalizer on Friday night in Boston's 1-0, series-clinching win

Down and out of position with less than a minute left to play in regulation, Chara reached out in desperation to rob Penguins sniper Evgeni Malkin with his left glove hand. 

As his squad clinged to the lead, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask bit as Malkin carried the puck to the left side of the goal. Chara, in turn, dove in an attempt to steal the puck, but the Pittsburgh forward was able to elude the defenceman, and found himself staring at an open net -- that is, until Chara's outstretched arm snatched away any hope for a comeback. 

Watch Chara's heroics here:


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