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History repeats itself: Zdeno Chara breaks his own hardest shot record with 108.8 mph blast

Another year, another new record.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara [1] broke his own record for the NHL’s hardest shot, blasting a 108.8 mile-per-hour bomb on his second attempt in the hardest shot contest Saturday night in Ottawa.

Chara won the contest for a fifth straight year, defeating Shea Weber [2], amongst others. The previous record, which Chara had set last year, was 105.9 mph. He broke that on his first attempt Saturday with a 106.2 mph shot, before registering the all-time best 108.8 mph. His last two attempts clocked in at 106.9 mph and 107 mph.

Tyler Seguin [3], who competed in the accuracy shooting competition, struggled and did not complete the drill in 30 seconds. Dallas’ Jamie Benn won the competition.