Krug picked up a goal and an assist -- both on the man advantage -- and fired seven shots in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Senators. With every point he racks up now, Krug just keeps building up his new career high -- currently 48. Some of that improvement is canceled out by the fact that he's also sitting on an easily career-worst minus-14 rating, but the fact remains that Krug has grown into the most reliable point producer on the Boston blue line, by far.
Krug assisted on both of Boston's goals during Monday's loss to Ottawa. The two-helper night improved Krug to six goals and 44 points for the year, which also tied his career-high mark in the points column. With 16 games left in the season, this is sure to be Krug's best offensive campaign, and the 25-year-old defenseman has firmly established himself as a high-end fantasy asset in all settings. Amazingly, he still presents nice value in daily contests.
Krug posted three assists, one of which came on the power play, in a 6-3 victory over the Stars on Sunday. The 25-year-old snapped his point streak Wednesday against the Ducks, but he started a new one Thursday and picked up his second multi-point effort of the month versus Dallas. Since Feb. 4, Krug has a goal and 10 points in eight games. The strong month has Krug just three points shy his career-high 44 points from last season.
Krug notched an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over Montreal, taking his point streak to four games. The pint-sized defenseman now has a goal and four assists in his last four games, but has quietly been on fire for nearly the last two months. In the 24 games since Dec. 22, Krug has 22 points, including four goals. Another encouraging sign for fantasy owners is the fact that Krug's current streak has coincided with Bruce Cassidy's first three games behind the bench. The Bruins have pushed the pace and encouraged defensemen to get more involved in the rush during each of the three contests. This change of style will better serve Krug's abilities and should result in his name continuing to show up on the scoresheet.
Krug logged a team-high 24:49 worth of ice time (including 3:46 on the power play) in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals. Through 54 games, Krug has recorded four goals and 31 points to go along with a minus-10 rating. The mobile blueliner is one of six Bruins to have suited up for all of the team's games, which is notable, given that Krug underwent a shoulder procedure this past offseason. With consistent power play time and his willingness to fire the puck (151 shots to date), Krug should continue to be a solid fantasy contributor down the stretch, especially if he keeps his plus/minus numbers in check.
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