VANCOUVER — To this point in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins center David Krejci and linemates Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton have been matched up against some bulky, rugged defensive pairs to mixed results.
BOSTON — With four shots on net in the Bruins’ Game 6 loss to Tampa Bay Wednesday night, David Krejci matched his single-game high for this postseason previously set in Game 7 of the Montreal series.
TAMPA — The game might’ve ended with Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic again doing their Road Warriors tag team impersonation on a couple Tampa Bay players, but for the previous 60 minutes of hockey that bulky duo teamed with David Krejci to dominate the Lightning.
TAMPA — It could’ve been any player on Tampa Bay that Bruins center David Krejci decked in front of the Lightning net after a whistle late in the first period Monday night.
That it was defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, however, was a fortunate turn of circumstance for Krejci.
BOSTON – If Bruins head coach Claude Julien could solve his first line’s inconsistency problem, he surely would have fixed it long ago.
So we observers, along with the bench boss, are left to ponder the different reasons why one night Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton and David Krejci can look as dominant as they did in the four-game sweep of Philadelphia, and then can struggle to muster shots on net, let alone score goals, like they did in Tampa this week.
TAMPA — Bruins center David Krejci was on the receiving end of a crushing blow by Tampa Bay’s Marc-Andre Bergeron last night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lightning nearly knocked out one of the Bruins’ top centers tonight on the night the another Boston prime pivot made his comeback.
TAMPA — There’s a strong chance Patrice Bergeron will return to the Bruins’ lineup tonight one day shy of two weeks since he suffered a concussion against Philadelphia.
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.
BOSTON — Just when we thought he couldn’t do much more for an encore, Bruins center David Krejci came up with another way to impress in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Philadlephia.
Obviously, Tim Thomas was the first, second and third star last night in the lone Stanley Cup playoff game played.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – Bruins center David Krejci is as skilled at forgetting the past as he is at finding the open man.
BOSTON – You might be able to hop on one leg across I-93 and survive, but if you attempted that act a second time you’re probably ticketed for the loony bid if you’re not flattened by a semi first.
Contrary to popular opinion, the referees did not win tonight’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Bruins and Montreal.