The Boston Bruins are well represented at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Five different members of the Black-and-Gold are participating in the men’s hockey tourmament, each of whom are representing different countries. For many it’s been difficult to keep tabs on how they’ve been performing because of the the differing time zone in Russia.
Without further ado let’s take a look at how the B’s have performed thus far.
Patrice Bergeron, Canada:
Bergeron has registered two points in three games played. He notched two assists in Canada’s group play opener against Norway. He’s been dominant in the face-off dot, as he won all but one of his draws against Finland on Sunday. Finland was held to just one goal in the game in large part due to Bergeron skating opposite their top line. Canada is 3-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Zdeno Chara, Slovakia:
Slovakia has struggled as they lost each of their opening three games, though Chara did his part. The 6-foot-9 blue-liner has notched one assist and has launched six shots on goal. Chara has skated against some of the best forwards the tournament has to offer. His team was beaten 7-1 by team USA in their opening game. Slovakia will have to win a qualification game in order to advance to the quarterfinals.
Tuukka Rask, Finland:
Rask started two out of Finland’s first three games, going 1-1. In his Olympic debut, Rask allowed four goals. Fortunately his teammates scored a whopping eight goals, handing Rask the victory. He did not dress in Finland’s second game against Norway. Rask was stellar on Sunday against Canada. Unfortunately he was beaten 2-1. Finland advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 record.
David Krejci, Czech Republic:
The Czech’s are off to a sluggish start, posting a 1-2 record so far. Krejci hasn’t been himself as the center has a pair of assists through three games. He’s only nothced a measly one shot on goal and has not scored. Krejci and the Czech’s will need to beat Slovakia in a qualification game in order to advance to the quarterfinals. It’s safe to say the Czech Republic has been disappointing.
Loui Eriksson, Sweden:
Sweden, like Canada, has gone unbeaten through the first three games. They’ve looked dominant and appear to be an early favorite to medal. Eriksson has yet to register a point, but the two-way winger has fired six shots on goal. Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals.