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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Zdeno Chara’s troubles led way for Bruins

The guy who almost always does the right thing was in the wrong place at the wrong time, a towering symbol of a season gone awry and another Stanley Cup run derailed by the archrival Montreal Canadiens.

All Zdeno Chara, Bruins captain and pillar of their penurious play, could do was look to the sky in disbelief after Daniel Briere’s attempted centering pass to Tomas Plekanec deflected off the defenseman’s left skate and past Tuukka Rask with 2 minutes and 53 seconds left in the third period to give the Canadiens a 3-1 lead in Game 7 of their second-round series.

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