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Bruins Olympic Update: Preliminary Round

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The preliminary round of the 2010 Winter Olympic Hockey Tournament was highlighted by Team USA's 5-3 upset over Canada on Sunday night. The win gives the U.S. (3-0) a bye in the first round of the Medal Round and forces the heavily favored Canadians to play Germany in the first round.

Let's take a look at how the Bruins have fared in Vancouver:


Patrice Bergeron

#37 / Center / Canada

6-2

194

Jul 24, 1985


Bergeron has gone from the top line with Sidney Crosby and Rick Nash to the 13th forward. He has only logged 27:23 of ice time combined in all 3 games (9:08 TOI per game), the lowest among Canada's forwards. Patrice recorded an assist in Canada's 8-0 win over Norway when he picked up a helper on Mike Richards' goal.


Zdeno Chara

#33 / Defenseman / Slovakia

6-9

255

Mar 18, 1977


Zdeno Chara has logged 71:33 of ice time. Only Norway's Jonas Holoes (86:03) and Mark Streit of Switzerland (75:15) have been on the ice more. Chara has yet to record a point in three games for Slovakia, who have one regulation, win, one shootout win, and one loss. Slovakia will take on Norway on Tuesday.


Miroslav Satan

#81 / Right Wing / Slovakia

6-3

191

Oct 22, 1974


Miroslav Satan has been a non-factor for Slovakia in Vancouver. Satan has only seen 6:56 of ice time and has not recorded any points. Satan had injured his hand in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning before the Olympic break, which might be one of the reason for his limited ice time.


David Krejci

#46 / Center / Czech Republic

6-0

177

Apr 28, 1986


David Krejci is the only Bruin to find the back of the net at the Winter Games. Krejci scored a goal in Czech's 5-2 win over Latvia on Friday night. He is averaging 15:05 of ice time a night. David Krejci and Czech Republic will take on Latvia on Tuesday.


Marco Sturm

#16 / Left Wing / Germany

6-0

194

Sep 08, 1978


German Captain Marco Sturm is playing in his third Olympics. He has logged 49:10 of ice time and picked up an assist on Dennis Seidenberg's goal in Germany's 5-3 loss to Belarus. The Germans are 0-3 and have only scored 3 goals in the tournament (all vs. Belarus). Germany will face Canada on Tuesday.


Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / USA

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974


Tim Thomas has dressed for two of Team USA's three games, but has not seen any action.

To celebrate Team USA's stunning 5-3 upset over Canada, Paul from WebStoresCorp.com (SB Nation's apparel partner) developed a new "Hockey is Canada's America's Game" t-shirt design. It is available now at the Stanley Cup of Chowder Store.

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