He’s threatening to supplant Marc Savard as the Boston Bruins’ No. 1 center, and he also might be the biggest snub among those not selected as Eastern Conference reserves for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game.
Last week, Bruins center David Krejci was just phenomenal. The Bruins were shut out in their lone loss of the week (vs. Minnesota), but in their other two games — wins over Ottawa and Carolina — Krejci posted 2-3-5 totals and a plus-4 rating. Those numbers earned him Bruin of the Week honors for the seven-day period ending today.
Against Ottawa, Krejci scored the go-ahead goal that put the Bruins ahead to stay after the Senators had tied the game at 3. And then against the Hurricanes he got the scoring started with a first-period goal and added two beautiful assists on goals by linemate Michael Ryder.
Krejci currently ranks second on the Bruins with 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists).
Other candidates for this week’s honor were Savard (1-2-3, plus-4), Ryder (3-1-4, plus-5) and defenseman Aaron Ward (1 goal, plus-3).