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ZDENO CHARA: MADE FOR THIS DOCUSERIES TO PREMIERE TONIGHT AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Four-Episode Docuseries Profiles Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara Throughout 2019 Postseason and 2019-20 Regular and Postseason

Premiere Episode to be Presented Immediately Before 2020 NHL Awards Program

Series to Feature Interviews with Bruins Teammates, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Chara’s Family Members

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 21, 2020 Zdeno Chara: Made For This, a four-episode docuseries celebrating the historic career of Boston Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara and detailing his first-person account of childhood, family and on-ice leadership as a member of the Boston Bruins for the past nearly year-and-a-half, will premiere tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into the 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas program. An encore presentation of the episode will air following NHL Overtime at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Zdeno Chara: Made For This, produced by Shadow Lion, chronicles Chara’s journey to NHL stardom and followed “Big Z” throughout the teams run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2019, the offseason, as well as the 2019-20 regular and postseason, which has been a season unlike any other, with the NHL’s 142-day pause in play due to COVID-19.

The first episode features interviews with Bruins teammates Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand as they battle against the St. Louis Blues to a Game 7 in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, but also touch on the passion and leadership of Chara on and off the ice.

A trailer for Zdeno Chara: Made For This can be viewed here.

Throughout the series, a number of Bruins teammates, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Chara’s family members are interviewed, who touch on the character of the Bruins captain throughout Boston and his native Slovakia.

The second episode will premiere on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into a one-hour edition of NHL Live that begins pre-game coverage of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Air dates for episodes three and four of Zdeno Chara: Made For This will be announced in the near future.

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