By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — It’s actually saying one thing that regardless of having probably the greatest postseason resumes the game of hockey has ever seen, David Krejci is nonetheless managing to outperform expectations within the bubble.
The Bruins’ second line heart has been the motive force of the group’s offense in Toronto, and that continued on Sunday night time within the opening recreation of the Bruins’ second spherical playoff collection in opposition to Tampa Bay.
This newest piece of offensive wizardry got here throughout a second-period energy play, one which required a substantial amount of endurance on the a part of each Krejci and Torey Krug. Some stout penalty killing by Tampa saved the puck on the skin, with passing and taking pictures lanes clogged.
But Krug and Krejci didn’t panic, with the D-man leaving the puck for Krejci on the blue line. Krejci carried down the wall and noticed by way of a wall of three blue sweaters to seek out David Pastrnak standing on their lonesome in probably the most harmful spot on the ice. Krejci took an additional stride, watched that defensive wall cut up, after which despatched a feed to Pastrnak with a fully otherworldly sense of nonchalance.
Pastrnak being Pastrnak, the one-time bomb clearly received previous Andrei Vasilevskiy.
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That objective gave the Bruins a 2-Zero lead, and it prolonged Krejci’s private playoff level streak to a career-high seven video games. Going again to the ultimate round-robin recreation, Krejci has three targets and 7 assists for 10 factors in seven video games performed.
With Sunday’s help, Krejci climbed right into a tie with fellow wizard Pavel Datsyuk for many postseason factors of all time, at 113. Contemplating the truth that these two gamers seemingly spent their careers taking part in with enchanted hockey sticks, that’s a short lived tie value considering.
Extra urgent, although, is the impression that Krejci is having on a nightly foundation for the Bruins. It’s been outstanding, and if the Bruins hope to get previous the extremely potent Lightning, they’re going to want it to proceed.