After the Bruins defeated the Hurricanes in Game 4 to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final, Zdeno Chara shared a special moment with Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour.
In the handshake line, Brind'Amour was heard on NBC Sports' broadcast telling the B's defenseman, "Much respect for you. You can't keep doing this. Good for you. Good luck to you."
On Friday, Chara posted the video of the exchange on Instagram along with a caption that shows the immense respect the two have for one another.
"Rod is a true leader and was a tough warrior to play against," Chara wrote. "At last nights handshakes his words meant a lot to me. Balancing respect and intensity are what playoffs are all about."
A post shared by Zdeno Chara (@zeechara33) on May 17, 2019 at 12:15pm PDT
If you needed more proof that handshake lines are one of the coolest traditions in all of sports, there you go.
Chara did not play in Game 4 due to an undisclosed injury, but the 21-year veteran is expected to be back on the ice for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final where the B's will take on either the San Jose Sharks or the St. Louis Blues.