Robert Farmer and Geoff Waugh both scored from slap shots
past Renny Marr, while Cale Tanaka had a tap-in from Russ Cowley's work behind the net.
Chara leads the team with nine power-play goals this season, most of them scored in close, while the rookie Krug is second with six, most of his coming on slap shots. Overall, they have 14 and 12 goals, respectively, making the Bruins the only team with two blue-liners with double-digit goal totals.
Julien was asked before the game about his decision this season to use Chara in front of the net on the power play instead of putting the defenseman's 106-mph slap shot at the point.
Its balance, low flex point, and graduated stiffness traveling to the lower shaft amp up the velocity on slap shots
and wristers alike.
CBBC: Skate Nation (9.00am) The second week's heats feature inline hockey players the Slap Shots
, aggressive skaters Blades of Glory and four groups of artistic performers.
Chara's first power-play goal in the second period came on one of his blistering slap shots
, and his second early in third came when he popped home a rebound in front to make it 2-0 as Boston bounced back from a 6-2 loss in Vancouver on Saturday that closed out its four-game road trip.
Having Kaberle take over most of that responsibility should free up Chara to uncork those 105-mph slap shots
, or to sneak down low for those backdoor plays at the net.
They didn't have to be slap shots
, but they all were.
Both teams had opportunities in overtime, with Rask stopping back-to-back slap shots
from Joslin and Jason Demers, and Greiss coming up big with a stop on Brad Marchand and a sprawling save on Peter Schaefer on the rebound.
But the lumbering Chara, who owns one of the few 100-mph slap shots
in the NHL, took a few long strides, paused about 15-20 feet away, and blasted a slap shot
that eluded Lundqvist, giving Boston its third straight game with a point and its fifth win in eight games.
He scored the Hawks' first goal and nearly potted another late in the second period, but his big slap shot
banged off the right post.
As if his slap shot
wasn't enough of a threat, now 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara is planting himself in front of the net on power plays.