Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Bergeron, Crosby look to renew chemistry
By Matt Kalman
If Team Canada sticks to its practice alignment Tuesday in its preliminary-round opener against Norway, Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will be playing right wing with Columbus left winger Rick Nash on a line centered by Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby.
Bergeron and Crosby will look to renew the chemistry they forged during the 2005 World Junior Championship (en route to a gold-medal win) and at the same year's World Championship.
“I have no idea exactly what it is, but we just seem to see each other pretty well on the ice," Bergeron told NHL.com. "He's such a great player and so well positioned on the ice. It's up to us to find each other again, find that chemistry again.”
* Bruins captain Zdeno Chara told BostonBruins.com that he has been named captain of Team Slovakia. The Slovaks open preliminary-round play against the Czech Republic at 9 p.m. Wednesday (12 a.m. Thursday ET).