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Bergeron Finds Olympic Form

Patrice Bergeron is settling into his place on the Canadian Olympic roster.

Wednesday, 02.17.2010 / 8:53 AM ET / Vancouver 2010
By Samantha Wood  - BostonBruins.com
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Bergeron Finds Olympic Form
 
Patrice Bergeron of Canada skates with the puck against Mads Hansen of Norway during the men's preliminary game between Canada and Norway on day 5 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 16, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
As the Canadian team relaxes after their first game and first comfortable win at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Patrice Bergeron is also settling into his form, both on and off the ice.

The Boston Bruins forward turned Team Canada playmaker helped Canada to a decisive 8-0 victory over Norway last night.

Skating alongside powerhouses Rick Nash and Sidney Crosby at the start of Tuesday's game, Bergeron registered one assist (to Mike Richards in the second period, which extended the Canadian lead to 3-0).

Jarome Iginla had a hat trick to end the game, and Dany Heatley scored two goals. Also scoring for Canada was Richards, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

Bergeron said he is spending his first Olympics preparing to help out with whatever his team needs and trying not to be too in awe of the star-studded roster.

“You’re pretty much saying, ‘Wow, I’m playing with these guys,’” he said. “Playing with Sid [Crosby] was awesome and a lot of fun.

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes or role they’re going to give me on this team.”

The 24-year-old Quebec City native is also enjoying his time off the ice with the other athletes. With his roommates Crosby, Getzlaf, Dan Boyle and Shea Weber, Bergeron has met and gotten to know many of his fellow Canadian Olympians.

“It’s pretty sick with the Olympic Village, all the athletes are together,” Bergeron said. “It’s such a great experience for me and I’m just trying to enjoy every moment and get the chance to meet a lot of Canadian athletes.

“We were all playing ping-pong with the speed skaters so it was pretty cool.”

Despite all the fun and ping-pong, Bergeron said he knows his priority is giving his best as he represents his country. His Canadian squad is scheduled to face Switzerland tomorrow.

With Canada wielding their home-ice advantage, the forward said he can’t wait to hear the notoriously devoted fans again as he takes the ice and takes in the experience.

Bergeron said, “I think it’s when I stepped on the ice in warm-ups, obviously hearing the crowd and also when you’re here at the Olympic games, it doesn’t get any better than this.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 81 23 32 2 55
L. Eriksson 81 22 25 1 47
M. Lucic 81 18 26 13 44
C. Soderberg 82 13 31 10 44
B. Marchand 77 24 18 5 42
D. Hamilton 72 10 32 -3 42
R. Smith 81 13 27 7 40
T. Krug 78 12 27 13 39
D. Krejci 47 7 24 7 31
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T. Rask 34 21 13 .922 2.30
N. Svedberg 7 5 1 .918 2.33
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