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

Posted By DJ Bean On January 28, 2012 @ 9:30 pm In General | No Comments

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Zdeno Chara's 108.8 mph shot Saturday was the hardest in NHL history. (AP)

Another year, another new record.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara 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, 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, who competed in the accuracy shooting competition, struggled and did not complete the drill in 30 seconds. Dallas’ Jamie Benn won the competition.


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