Opponents have a harder time scoring when Zdeno Chara is on the ice.

The Boston Bruins defenseman isn’t afraid to put his 6-foot-9 frame in front of pucks if it means helping keep the opposing team off the scoreboard.

It’s also a task to get open around him, and the veteran blueline proved as such early in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.

To see NESN’s Andy Brickley break down Chara’s defense, check out the Amica Coverage Cam video above.

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