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#NHLBruins Olympic Trifecta.

#NHLBruins Olympic Trifecta.

Gold, Silver and Bronze for Bruins - As the Winter Olympics wrapped up in Sochi on Sunday, three Bruins had been awarded medals.

Patrice Bergeron helped Canada win back-to-back gold, as they defeated Sweden 3-0 in Game No. 30 of the 12-day tournament.

Bruins teammate Loui Eriksson had his sights set on gold, but will still be coming back to Boston with the confidence of a silver medal playing for his country.

A day prior, Tuukka Rask had backstopped Finland to the bronze.

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A golden moment for Patrice Bergeron.
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A golden moment for Patrice Bergeron.

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“Captain of the Boston Bruins”

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Zdeno Chara to Carry Slovakia's Flag at Olympics - Boston Bruins - Blog

DALLAS, TX - Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara has been given the honor by Slovakia to carry his country’s flag for the Olympic Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Chara will be suiting up in his third straight Olympics, and will again be Captain of Team Slovakia as he was in 2010 in Vancouver. While he played in the last three Games, this marks his fourth trip to the Olympics.

Olympic Inspiration — There are plenty of New Englanders currently competing (and winning!) at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and there’s certainly a fair number of fans of the Black & Gold wearing Red, White & Blue.

However, the folks over at Harvard shot me a note about one member of Team USA who didn’t necessarily grow up a Bruins fan, but used the B’s run to the Stanley Cup as motivation (and a necessary distraction) as he worked to secure his spot in London for 2012.

Alex Meyer, who graduated from Harvard University in 2010, is a distance swimmer and while his sport might be seem completely disparate from hockey, the former Crimson said there’s a certain rough and tumble nature inherent in his event - the 10K Marathon Swim on set to take place in London on August 10.