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Sunday night's matchup between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins marked the first time in 14 seasons that fans at TD Garden witnessed Zdeno Chara skate around in a sweater that didn't consist of black, yellow or white colors.
Chara, who is in his first season with Washington after a storied career in Boston, has returned to the city earlier in the season but Sunday was the first time that fans were allowed inside the arena for a matchup between the Capitals and Bruins in 2021.
Wanting to give him a proper tribute, the Bruins once again shared a video reflecting on Chara's time in Boston. A strong ovation from the limited capacity crowd in attendance followed.
Chara joined the Bruins for the 2006-07 season and spent the next 14 years of his career becoming one of the most beloved players to step on the ice in the city.
Winning a Norris Trophy in 2008-09 and helping the team win the Stanley Cup during the 2010-2011 season, Chara became the heart and soul of the franchise over the years.
Though he's since traded in that uniform for one of a division rival, it's clear that he'll always have fans in Boston.