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Chara, Bruins look to contain Blackhawks in Stanley Cup finals after taking out Pittsburgh

Zdeno Chara would just as soon steer the conversation from his size. It's not hard to do, considering his contributions are as big as his frame.

Chara is one of the main reasons — a big reason? — the Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup finals, aiming for their second title in three years.

They face off against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 on Wednesday, the first time Original Six franchises are meeting for the championship since 1979.

The big, bad Bruins allowed just two goals while sweeping high-scoring Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference semifinals with Chara playing a major role.