Before the Bruins’ second-round series with Philadelphia, center David Krejci said he felt like he’d played better toward the end of the Montreal series but just didn’t have the points to prove it.
Well, against the Flyers Krejci made sure to provide statistical evidence of his solid performances, and wound up dominating.
Last week alone, Krejci produced 2-3-5 totals in three victories to help the Bruins complete their sweep of Philadelphia and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. For his efforts, Krejci was voted the Bruin of the Week:
Who should be the Bruin of the Week?
- David Krejci (59%, 56 Votes)
- Dennis Seidenberg (19%, 18 Votes)
- Nathan Horton (13%, 12 Votes)
- Zdeno Chara (9%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 95
Krejci was limited to just one goal and no assists against the Canadiens in the first round. He missed a couple of open nets along the way, and the Bruins had to pick up the slack with other players contributing enough offense to get the club through the seven-game series.
Limited to just three of the seven games against Philadelphia last spring, Krejci had a chance this time around to make up for his absence a year ago in addition to his unproductive first round. He finished the four-game series with 4-5-9 totals and by the end of the series both his linemates — Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic — were scoring.
The jury’s still out as to whether Krejci is a No. 1 center, but against the Flyers — and especially last week — he was nothing less.
Bruin of the Week is sponsored by Sully’s Brand.