Last Skate of The Day, February 13, 2014


Members of the Boston Bruins squared off in three games today in Sochi. Tuukka Rask led his team in the crease to a 8-4 win over Team Austria, Patrice Bergeron had two assists in a surprisingly sluggish Team Canada as they beat Team Norway 3-1, and Zdeno Chara was one of the few Slovakian players to merit an even in the plus/minus in a very uneven game against Team USA. The Americans beat Slovakia handily, 7-1. Here is all the action and play by play of all the hockey played today in Sochi (Yahoo)

Things did look a little odd in Sochi. While Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara played their respective roles in net and on defense, Patrice Bergeron was in a role he hasn’t been since his last Olympic trip. This time around, Team Canada has Patrice Bergeron playing as a fourth line winger. Normally, it would be near blasphemous to do this to Bergeron. However, Team Canada’s talent pool is just so obscene, that it almost becomes understandable that Bergeron is doing for Team Canada what Jordan Caron usually does for the Bruins. Here’s what Bergeron thinks about his assignment. He’s still willing to do whatever he can to help Team Canada repeat their gold medal performance. (Boston Bruins)

The 8-4 win over Austria showed that this certainly wasn’t Rask’s best game in net. Michael Grabner was able to get a hat trick on him, but Rask still held out to get the win. The .800 save percentage certainly isn’t Olympic, but he’s bound to improve as Finland might be a surprise underdog to get to the gold medal round. (CSNNE)

Finally, the team at NESN has done a full breakdown of all the performances of all the Bruins so far in Sochi. It’s pretty comprehensive and it any true Bruins fan will head on over and give it a look to see how good the Black and Gold are doing as they battle for the gold in Russia (NESN)