WILMINGTON, Mass. — During the Boston Bruins’ four-game sweep of their season series with the Carolina Hurricanes during the regular season, two players stood out on offense more than any of the other skaters in black and gold.
Center David Krejci led the team with seven points (three goals) and consistent linemate Blake Wheeler chipped in with five points (three goals) against the Hurricanes. While they probably won’t be on the same line for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series tomorrow night against the Hurricanes, both are hoping to continue their regular-season scoring touch against the conference’s sixth seed.
“It’s just one of those things. In the regular season, I didn’t do well against Montreal. And in the playoffs the same thing. But I don’t know what it is,” said Wheeler today after practice at Ristuccia Arena when asked about his success against Carolina. “It’s just sometimes you find yourself producing against different teams for different reasons. I don’t know why, the puck just seemed to find the net for me and (Krejci) as well.
“Hopefully it continues this round. It’d be great to be able to contribute and we’ll just see what happens. Obviously there’s a lot of ways to contribute in the playoffs so I guess that’s one way.” (more…)