Chara

Chara

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara hasn’t won a Stanley Cup yet. But he does have one title to defend — he’s won the NHL Hardest Shot competition two years running.

Saturday in Montreal, Chara will go for a third straight championship, the NHL announced today. Chara will battle Edmonton’s Sheldon Souray, Montreal’s Mike Komisarek, Tampa Bay’s Vinny Lecavalier, Nashville’s Shea Weber and the New York Islanders’ Mark Streit in the 2009 Cisco NHL Hardest Shot competition as part of the Honda/NHL SuperSkills at the Bell Centre the night before the 2009 NHL All-Star Game.

The Bruins will also be represented in the McDonald’s NHL Accuracy Shooting competition by center Marc Savard, who was one of competitors — including defending champion Tomas Kaberle of Toronto — named by the league today.