There has been a lot of talk about striker Patrick Marleau’s record in the past few days, and for good reason, but defensive player Zdeno Chara also reached the 1600th national league game of his career on Saturday. A high level.
This time, Chara faced the New York Islanders, the club that selected him in 1996. The great Slovak defender, 44 years old, played 231 games with the Islanders before being defeated by the Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins and Capitals.
Speaking of Marleau, let us remember that he broke the Gordie Howe record (in 1767), which was the most regular season game in the NHL. As far as Marleau is concerned, he will soon be able to play the 1600th game in his San Jose Sharks uniform.
After missing Friday’s game against Sabre at Buffalo, his lower body was injured. Boston Blues forward Patric Bergeron needs to be reassessed every day.
Since the start of the season, the 35-year-old Quebec has participated in every game he trains. In his absence, the Bears lost 6-4.
The day before, in a 5-1 victory against Sabre, Bergeron made a face after blocking Rasmus Darling’s shot.
“He is our number one center, and in many cases we miss him. But we have a good team with great depth,” coach Bruce Cassidy said after the game.
His comments have been reported on the team’s official website.
“In the past, we won the game without training. Fortunately, because of his health, we don’t have to do this this year. But it’s not because we didn’t lose “Bergy”. He is an important aspect of our game. But others also have the ability.”
Cassidy did not disclose whether Bergeron was injured because of his blocked shots. But when he talked about the importance of such games in the search for victory, he did mention this. Just like Sabre did on Friday.
“They want to go online and throw more things tonight (Friday). They are ready to block shots. Some guys have done some really good shots to put themselves in danger. This is the prerequisite for winning. That kind of blocked shot game, I saw guys who were hit hard by the hockey puck.”