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Zdeno Chara a finalist for Norris Trophy

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara [1] was among the three finalists for the Norris Trophy, which is awarded to ‘€œto the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.’€ The other finalists are Nashville’s Shea Weber [2] and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson.

Chara had a career-best 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists) during the regular season and his plus-33 rating was tops among all defensemen. This is his fourth nomination for the Norris, which he won in 2009.