Zdeno Chara and the rest of the Boston Bruins -- including David Krejci, who will play after missing the entire preseason recovering from right hip surgery -- are pumped to play before a national TV audience with Versus broadcasting Thursday night's season opener against the Washington Capitals. But the 6-foot-9 Norris Trophy-winning defenseman was also quick to point out that it's not simply Chara against Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin in an individual matchup. Chara will no doubt be on the ice nearly every time Ovechkin hops over the boards and starts attemting to build up a resume for his third straight Hart Trophy -- but the Bruins need to stay disciplined to stop a high-powered Capitals offense.
"We know that [the Caps] have a skilled team and we have to be on top of our game. But it's a team game and we have to play that way," said Chara. "If you're watching just one guy, then everybody else is getting the room. You have to play against them together as a team, and we know that we have to be disciplined as a unit especially when that first unit is on the ice.
"It's good to have that challenging competition. You have to be on your best game, otherwise they'll take advantage. That always brings the best out of me and the team. It's not just me against Ovie, it's our line against their line on the ice."
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