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Zdeno Chara was not very noticeable the last three games.
The big defenseman went scoreless during the three-game segment. Chara’s blue line mates drew more eyeballs, whether it was Kevan Miller blowing up Dustin Brown or Torey Krug hammering a power-play slap shot through Jonathan Quick.
But Chara is often at his best when he’s playing a quiet game.
Chara is the biggest man in the league. There isn’t an opponent in the NHL Chara can’t rub out with brute force.
The heart of Chara’s game, however, is efficiency. When he maximizes his positioning, stick skills, and strength, he nullifies scoring chances before they develop.