LAS VEGAS — Greetings from the Vegas Strip, where Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and steady center Patrice Bergeron are about to learn if they will be taking home the hardware in tonight’s NHL Awards ceremony at the posh Wynn Resort.
Chara, the 35-year-old defensive stalwart, is up for the Norris Trophy, the prize that former Bruin Bobby Orr won eight times as the league’s No. 1 defenseman. The Norris will be the first award handed out here tonight.
Chara won the Norris in 2009 and also was named runnerup to Scott Niedermayer in 2004.
Bergeron, one of three finalists for the Selke Trophy as the game’s best defensive forward, will have to wait until approximately midway through the two-hour program to find out if he is the winner.
Only one Bruin, Steve Kasper in 1982, ever has won the Selke. Don Marcotte (’79), Kasper (’88) and Dave Poulin (’93), all finished second in the Selke voting.