Obviously, Tim Thomas was the first, second and third star last night in the lone Stanley Cup playoff game played.
But I wrote enough about him postgame and didn’t get around to David Krejci, whose game-winning goal made up for his hit post earlier in the game and made sure Thomas’ 52-save performance stood up in the 3-2 Game 2 victory.
For scoring the overtime winner with 6:00 left in the period and staking Boston to a 2-0 series lead, Krejci is the TheBruinsBlog.net Star of the Game.
After registering just one point in the seven-game first-round triumph over Montreal, Krejci has become a monster in the second round. He followed up his four-point Game 1 with the game-winning goal in Game 2. There’s no telling what he has in store for an encore in Game 3 and beyond.
“Well, he is capable of playing the way we have seen him on a daily basis,” said head coach Claude Julien. “I think he has been motivated to play in this series, obviously with what happened to him last year. He seems like a determined player. He has been playing hard and well, and obviously we need that kind of contribution from him and his line. It is nice to see that line be a big part of our success.”
Honorable mention: Tim Thomas (52-for-54) saves of Boston; James van Riemsdyk (2G) of Philadelphia.
Last night’s score
Boston 3, Philadelphia 2
Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30
Vancouver at Nashville, 9