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Today is the day that a Bruin will be packing his bags and heading home from Sochi.

Cheering for Team USA
Cheering for Team USA
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In Bruins news...

  • Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, Loui Eriksson, and their teams are in the medal hunt. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Excepting Bergeron, inconsistency has been problematic for several Bruins throughout the games so far. [CausewayCrowd]
  • It is curtains today for either David Krejci and Team Czech Republic or Zdeno Chara and Team Slovakia. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Here's a preview of the game, One team can still move forward by not looking backward. [SportsIllustrated]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Team USA is preparing to face the winner of the CzechRepublic/Slovakia game. It looks like Jonathan Quick now owns the net, and line shakeups may be in the offing. [UnitedStatesOfHockey]
  • Dan Bylsma, Team USA bench boss, gave up a thrilling career in accounting to play hockey. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Sidney Crosby is lighting 'em up with teammate Shea Weber... at ping pong. [Canada.com]
  • Frenemy Mine: Prepare for the epic battle royale, eh? [Grantland]
  • What does the retirement of Finland's top (female) goalie, Noora Räty, say about women's hockey, and women in sports generally? [ThePinkPuck]
  • This hockey player gets the best parking spots! [dantesdame.smugmug]