Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask named to the First All-Star Team
Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins received some impressive hardware at the NHL Awards, but those were not the only honors which they received. Both Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask were named to the NHL's First All-Star Team, dawning a list of immense talent.
Full First All-Star Team:
G Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)
D Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
D Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
C Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
RW Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
LW Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
This is Chara's third time being named a First-Team All-Star, while he also has four Second-Team All-Star selections as well. He more than deserves it after having yet another dominant year, finishing with a +25 rating, second on the team in hits, and putting up 17 goals, 10 of which came on the power play. Chara came in second in the Norris Trophy voting behind Duncan Keith.
Rask had never been named to an all-star team before, but proved himself as the best goaltender in the NHL this season by winning the Vezina Trophy. The 27-year-old goalie was the only one to finish in the top five of all four major goaltending categories, topping the list of shutouts with seven. Rask put up spectacular numbers this season. He appeared in 58 games, totaling a record of 36-15-6, while posting a .930 save percentage and a 2.04 goals against average.