Three of the five Boston Bruins players competing in the Sochi Olympics have joined their respective countries in earning a quarterfinal bye. The other two, Slovakia’s Zdeno Chara and the Czech Republic’s David Krejci, will square off on Tuesday for the right to advance in the playoff round.
The updated bracket is detailed here on the IIHF’s official website.
Every black and gold ambassador to the ultimate international dance composed a mixed transcript in their three respective preliminary round contests. As might be expected when a team hastily assembles for a short-term tournament, most players have unveiled truer colors as the schedule has progressed.
Now the stakes are more stringent as everybody’s medal hopes hinge on their next game. In turn, each individual must be sure to take anything worth building on and avoid any reruns of initial jitters from the round robin in the elimination contests.
Based on their topmost highlights and/or lowlights from the past week and what lies ahead for their teams this week, here is one question to bear in mind while watching each Boston Olympian as the tournament heats up.