It is no surprise the Bruins struggles over the last month coincided with the Nathan Horton injury, which in turn effected the play of David Krejci. At one point Claude Julien moved Krecji down to the third line in an attempt to motivate the creative center man. Last night against a very good and physical Blues team, Krejci was moved to the right wing and Chris Kelly was inserted as his center man. The move by Coach Julien was a good one, mixing the creative offensive play of Krejci with some hard nosed grinding by Chris Kelly and Milan Lucic. One might look and see that Krejci had zero points in the Bruins impressive 4-2  road victory but it was not his point production that impressed. He finished plus 2 and he was extremely physical the entire game.  After all, it was his green light hit on an unsuspecting Blues defense man, Kris Russell, that led to the Lucic goal and gave the B's a 2-0 lead early. As the Blues D man turned to move the puck he was lambasted by Krecji, as a result of the hit he had to wire the puck around the boards and Joe Corvo cut it off, launched a shot towards the net and Lucic tipped it home. That hit does not show up on the score sheet but it was a tremendous play by a guy who is not known for his physical play. He had other flashes during the game. He split two Blues players on an excellent rush in the third only to be stopped by Blues keeper Brian Elliot. While most might be talking about the 2 goals by Brad Marchand and some timely saves by Tim Thomas let's not forget contributions like the one David Krejci turned in last night.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Krejci played like he had a bee under his bonnet!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Paragraphs guy...

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would of used Krejci as trade bait to land Rick Nash. His production has fallen off the map this season, and the B's are missing a big time goal scorer.

Kirk R Douglas 2/23/2012 09:04:00 AM Edit

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