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BUFFALO – It was just after the morning skate, around noon, and Patrice Bergeron was ready to go to bed. He was standing in the visitors’ dressing room at the First Niagara Center, still feeling the effects of the trip home from Sochi, Russia.
He wasn’t alone. Loui Eriksson also had just come back from the Olympics, and wasn’t sure how he — or his body — would react to the Bruins’ 7:30 p.m. game against the Sabres, which is 4:30 a.m. in Sochi.
Despite the travel and the jet lag, both came back from their second Olympics pleased with the experience. It didn’t hurt that they also both came back with medals — gold for Bergeron and silver for Eriksson.