Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron still coping with jet lag

2/27/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsAfter playing in the men’s ice hockey event in Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is still struggling with jet lag as his body and biological clock reset and adjust back to the time at home. Wrong mood at wrong times, feeling sleepy at noon and all sorts of erratic behavior at times is something that he is still trying to shake off.
 
Bergeron joined the Bruins back in Monday this week and he had to go through a 10 hour flight coupled with a 4 hour drive which had left him considerably jet lagged. With the body used to the other time zones, he is now coping with jet lag the best way that he can.
 
Bergeron said that he would try his best to be sharp for the coming games and after that he would benefit from two more days before a game, during which he would try and adjust the best that he could. He said being back with the team and now getting ready to give it all for the Stanley Cup was definitely a good feeling and one of the main things which made the adjustment so much easier.
 
"I've just got to battle through tonight, and then we have two days before another game. Hopefully that gets me back on schedule. I don't know exactly how I'm going to feel tonight,” Bergeron said. “We'll see. I'm just going to do whatever I can to help and be good tonight. It's nice to be back with the guys. I'm excited to be here and ready for this last stretch."
 
Bergeron was also questioned about the Olympic matchup between team Canada and Sweden. Bergeron said that the match was pretty close and every game they had played was more competitive than the next one.
 
"I would say the last two games were close to that. It was a great example of everyone just buying in, sticking to the system the coaches asked us to play, and we got the result," said Bergeron. "Every shift you could see guys back pressure like there was no tomorrow. The D's were stepping up and closing up (the gap) and not giving up much time. It gave us the success we got."
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