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Last Skate of The Day, February 12, 2014

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing and the Mens Hockey Competition has finally gotten underway. Two of your Boston Bruins saw competition today as Loui Eriksson and Team Sweden faced off against David Krejci and the Czech Republic Team. It was a solid and spirited game, where Team Sweden had two incredibly strong periods to take the game in a 4-2 decision. While neither Bruin put up any points for their teams, David Krejci was outstanding in the face-off circle winning 9 of 12 against the Swedes. Check out more info on how they game went here: (Yahoo)

Speaking of David Krejci, it was his turn to go before the Bruins camera and be asked a bevy of personal questions (some serious, some certainly not). Check out the questions and answers courtesy of the Boston Bruins homepage. (Boston Bruins)

Patrice Bergeron will be one of the players expected to bring his elite three-zone, defensive minded style of hockey to Sochi. (With Claude Julien as an assistant coach for the team, I’m sure it will rub off on other players as well. Maybe not Phil Kessel, but perhaps others.) Check out the NHL’s preview of Canada vs Norway, as we get our first look at the most dangerous team at the games as they attempt to defend their 2010 gold medal win in Vancouver. (NHL)

Zdeno Chara has become one of the stars of the Olympic games. Ever since he led the Slovakian delegation out into the arena, people around the world have not stopped talking about him. Maybe he’s just the tallest player in the NHL, and the tallest athlete at the games has something to do with it. He’s become a mini tourist attraction for his fellow athletes, and everyone from practically every sport represented won’t consider their trip to Sochi complete without a picture with ‘Big Z’. (Days of Y’Orr)

Finally our friends at the Toronto Maple Leafs site, Editor-in-Leaf asked us on what we thought about the Bruins and how they’re doing. They’ve been doing this piece for the last few months, and since we’re asked for input on the Black and Gold, we thought we’d share it with you. If you’ve got another favorite team in the Atlantic Division, or you just want to see how fans from other teams rate their own teams check out ‘Around the Atlantic’ (Editor in Leaf)

Tags: 2014 Winter Olympics Boston Bruins National Hockey League

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