Chara is first Bruin to bring home the Cup
BOSTON -- Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was the first to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup above his head after the 4-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks and he was the first player to bring the Cup home with him on Thursday.
Chara spent the day with the Cup around his North End home and he was not alone. Chara was very proud to show off the Cup - letting people touch it and took photos with fans.
Chara went out for a late morning bike ride in the North End and his neighbors greeted him with cheers upon his return to his home.
“I’m very happy that they came and showing the support - obviously they’re my neighbors. It’s awesome,” Chara told 7News.
Bruins players, families and friends paid a visit to Chara’s apartment to pose with the Cup. Andrew Ference was one Bruin that gave the crowd a good show - holding the cup up high from the rooftop.
“There’s a few of us that have been here for a number of years and we’ve made good friends and we live in the city and we’re part of the city and we’re proud of that,” said Ference.
Fans who live and work around Chara’s home were awestruck when they got to see the Stanley Cup in person.
“It was gorgeous,” said one onlooker.
“When you’re that close to it - it was just amazing,” said one man.
“To actually have seen the Cup was just incredible,” said a fan.
“I’m happy for everybody,” said Chara. “Trust me, everybody on the team is really happy for fans, for the city, for the organization - we are so happy we can cheer the fans and its going to be awesome when we do the parade.”
7News was told that all of the players plan on getting together on Thursday night with their families and have a meal together somewhere in the city. Players, however, didn’t reveal where they were headed.
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