KANATA, Ont. Zdeno Chara was looking forward to trying his hand at team-building before NHL All-Star weekend began, and the Bruins captain built himself a winning hockey club. It might be time for Peter Chiarelli to start watching his back if Chara begins to start adding his two cents to the front office moves for the Bs moving forward after Team Chara took a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson.
Marian Gaborik had a hat trick for Team Chara and Zdeno Chara notched the game-winning goal for his own team in a solid victory. It also included Tim Thomas closing things out in the third period for Charas club and securing his fourth straight All-Star game victory.
Tyler Seguin picked up an assist on a Joffrey Lupul insurance marker in the third period as well in a game featuring some excellent representation from the three Black and Gold members of the All-Star club. Daniel Alfredsson had a pair of goals for his eponymous hockey team in defeat.
When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit.
Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer.
Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth.
"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."
Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter.
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