PHILADELPHIA — If the Flyers’ strategy tonight in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Bruins includes roughing up Boston center David Krejci, he’s ready.
And he seems to think Philadelphia would be playing right into the Bruins’ hands.
“They tried the last game, even the last game of the regular season. But they can do whatever they want,” said Krejci, who led the Bruins to a 7-3 Game 1 win Saturday, after today’s morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center. “If they want to play more physical, that means that’s going to open more room for other guys on the ice. So I’m going to try to take advantage of that.”
Krejci can talk tough because most of the time he’ll be on the ice in between 6-foot-4, 220-pound Milan Lucic and 6-2, 229-pound Nathan Horton.
“That’s for sure. But if they want to take a run at me, it’s going to open up other positions and it’s going to open up more space for [Lucic and Horton]. So hopefully we could take advantage of it,” said Krejci.
Krejci burned the Flyers for two goals and two assists in Game 1. So Philadelphia is going to have to figure out some way to slow him down once the puck drops tonight at 7:30 p.m.