Sochi Olympics Putting Bruins Stars, Players With Boston Ties On Game’s World Stage

Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron is representing Canada in the Olympics for the second time of his career.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins, 2003-present) Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron is representing Canada in the Olympics for the second time of his career. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron listens to Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock at practice in Sochi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins, 2003-present) Patrice Bergeron listens to Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock at practice in Sochi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bergeron, far right, sits with his Canadian teammates, including Sidney Crosby.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins, 2003-present) Bergeron, far right, sits with his Canadian teammates, including Sidney Crosby. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara headed to Sochi early in order to be the flag bearer for Slovakia in the opening ceremonies. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins, 2006-present) Zdeno Chara headed to Sochi early in order to be the flag bearer for Slovakia in the opening ceremonies. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
The captain of the Bruins also captains the Slovakia squad. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins, 2006-present) The captain of the Bruins also captains the Slovakia squad. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Chara leads Slovakia in a pregame huddle prior to the team's first game. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins, 2006-present) Chara leads Slovakia in a pregame huddle prior to the team's first game. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
The Bruins' No. 1 netminder got the start for Finland's first game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, 2007-present) The Bruins' No. 1 netminder got the start for Finland's first game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tuukka didn't have a great debut, making just 16 saves on 20 shots. Finland was able to beat Austria, though, 8-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, 2007-present) Tuukka didn't have a great debut, making just 16 saves on 20 shots. Finland was able to beat Austria, though, 8-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron skated against Finland and Tuukka Rask in the final preliminary round game for Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask Patrice Bergeron skated against Finland and Tuukka Rask in the final preliminary round game for Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bruins alternate captain David Krejci is in Sochi, representing the Czech Republic for his second straight Olympics. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
David Krejci, (Boston Bruins, 2007-present) Bruins alternate captain David Krejci is in Sochi, representing the Czech Republic for his second straight Olympics. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Loui Eriksson has battled through a couple of concussions in his debut season in Boston, but he is in Sochi representing Sweden. (Photo by Jonathan  Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Loui Eriksson, (Boston Bruins, 2013- Loui Eriksson has battled through a couple of concussions in his debut season in Boston, but he is in Sochi representing Sweden. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Eriksson congratulates Henrik Lundqvist after Sweden shut out Switzerland 1-0.   (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Loui Eriksson Eriksson congratulates Henrik Lundqvist after Sweden shut out Switzerland 1-0. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Connecticut native and former UMass goalie is the No. 1 netminder for Team USA. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
Jonathan Quick (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005-07) Connecticut native and former UMass goalie is the No. 1 netminder for Team USA. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
Former Bruins winger Phil Kessel now snipes for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Team USA, giving Bruins fans a new reason to chant, "Thank you, Kessel." Here, he celebrates in front of Zdeno Chara. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins, 2006-09) Former Bruins winger Phil Kessel now snipes for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Team USA, giving Bruins fans a new reason to chant, "Thank you, Kessel." Here, he celebrates in front of Zdeno Chara. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Kessel scored a goal in Team USA's 7-1 win over Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins, 2006-09) Kessel scored a goal in Team USA's 7-1 win over Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Currently a member of the St. Louis Blue, Kevin Shattenkirk spent three seasons at BU, where he won a national championship in 2009. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Kevin Shattenkirk (Boston University, 2007-10) Currently a member of the St. Louis Blue, Kevin Shattenkirk spent three seasons at BU, where he won a national championship in 2009. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Brooks Orpik made his NHL debut all the way back in the 2002-03 season, but before that, he played for Jerry York at Boston College and won a national championship in 2001. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Brooks Orpik (Boston College, 1998-2001) Brooks Orpik made his NHL debut all the way back in the 2002-03 season, but before that, he played for Jerry York at Boston College and won a national championship in 2001. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
The New Jersey native spent two seasons at UNH, and he now represents the U.S. in the Olympics. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
James van Riemsdyk (University of New Hampshire, 2007-09) The New Jersey native spent two seasons at UNH, and he now represents the U.S. in the Olympics. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Bruins fans likely dealt with some painful flashbacks when they say Milan Jurcina playing for Slovakia. He was part of the dreadful '06-'07 team, registering just three points and a minus-5 rating in 40 games. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Milan Jurcina (Boston Bruins, 2006-07) Bruins fans likely dealt with some painful flashbacks when they say Milan Jurcina playing for Slovakia. He was part of the dreadful '06-'07 team, registering just three points and a minus-5 rating in 40 games. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
John Carlson (left) was born in Natick, Mass., though he moved to New Jersey at an early age.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
John Carlson (Born in Natick, Mass.) John Carlson (left) was born in Natick, Mass., though he moved to New Jersey at an early age. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Boston will be known only as a brief pit stop on the incredible career of Jaromir Jagr, but he was part of the Bruins team that came just a few goals shy of winning the Cup in 2013. (Photo by Jonathan  Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaromir Jagr (Boston Bruins, 2013) Boston will be known only as a brief pit stop on the incredible career of Jaromir Jagr, but he was part of the Bruins team that came just a few goals shy of winning the Cup in 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaromir Jagr celebrates his goal for the Czech Republic against Sweden. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaromir Jagr (Boston Bruins, 2013) Jaromir Jagr celebrates his goal for the Czech Republic against Sweden. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Tomas Kaberle, seen here after the Czechs gave up a goal to Sweden, was not exactly the most beloved member of the Cup-winning B's team in 2011. Yet he was tied for the team lead in points among defensemen in the postseason that year.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tomas Kaberle (Bostn Bruins, 2011) Tomas Kaberle, seen here after the Czechs gave up a goal to Sweden, was not exactly the most beloved member of the Cup-winning B's team in 2011. Yet he was tied for the team lead in points among defensemen in the postseason that year. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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