Watch: Zdeno Chara's first NHL hat trick

Zdeno Chara recorded his first career NHL hat trick in the Boston Bruins' 7-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

According to our Stats & Information gurus, Chara became the first Bruins defenseman to net a hat trick since Glen Wesley did it on Dec. 15, 1993. Chara also is the third blueliner to score three goals in a game this season; Phoenix's Ed Jovanovski (Nov. 3) and Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom (Dec. 15) were the others.

Watch highlights of Chara's big game here: