Patrice Bergeron Apologizes to Canada, Says Stanley Cup Means More Than Olympic Gold Medal

The 2010 Winter Olympic gold medal game between the United States and Canada drew the largest TV audience since the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

Sidney Crosby crushed U.S. hockey supporters with his overtime goal that snuck through Ryan Miller and Canada had its eighth gold medal in Olympic history.

Right in the middle (or on the wing) of one of the biggest hockey games in history was Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron. It was a celebration unlike any before for the Quebec native.

Until June 15, 2011.

Bergeron was the third member of the Bruins roster to hoist the Stanley Cup after captain Zdeno Chara and veteran Mark Recchi. He scored the game-winner in Game 7 and led his team to its first Cup in 39 years.

So which win meant more to Bergeron?

"Sorry Canada, but I've got to go with the Stanley Cup," Bergeron told NHL.com after hoisting the Cup.

"The gold medal is up high for sure, but this is a childhood dream. When you're playing hockey, you're thinking about hoisting the Cup. Now I've had that chance."

Along with it being a childhood dream, Bergeron went through much more to claim hockey's biggest prize. The Bruins played in 25 games in the 2011 postseason. Canada played just seven in the Olympics.

And although gold is worth more than silver, there's nothing quite like hoisting the Cup above your head.

Patrice Bergeron Apologizes to Canada, Says Stanley Cup Means More Than Olympic Gold Medal

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