Krejci has centered the Bruins' second line in training camp, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. Working on the wings with Krejci have been Jake DeBrusk and Ondrej Kase, and the trio has looked good in training camp according to Shinzawa. Krejci, who turns 35 in April, is coming off a 2019-20 regular season in which he recorded 13 goals and 43 points in 61 games. With Krejci set to continue in a top-six role that will also include power-play duty, the veteran playmaker should remain a steady producer for the Bruins, so long as he avoids injuries.
Krejci scored a goal and an assist with five hits and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 5. Krejci pulled the Bruins even with 2:33 left in regulation when an errant puck deflected to him on the doorstep and he deposited it into a wide-open net. It was his first goal of the series and fourth of the playoffs. Krejci also set up David Pastrnak's second-period power-play goal and supplied five hits. The 34-year-old had 12 points in 13 playoff games after a 43-point regular season.
Krejci picked up two assists Saturday, one on the power play, as the Bruins downed the Hurricanes 3-1 in Game 3 of their first-round series. He notched the secondary assist on Charlie Coyle's goal to open the scoring in the second period, then dumped the puck down the ice inside the final minute and watched Brad Marchand beat the Carolina defense to it for an empty-netter. Krejci has a four-game point streak going during which he's recorded two goals and four helpers, and he'll look to stay hot Monday in Game 4.
Krejci scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Carolina in Game 2. He also won 10 of 13 (76.9 percent) faceoffs. Krejci opened the scoring late in the first period when his long-range shot threaded its way through traffic and past a screened James Reimer. Krejci also drew an assist on Brad Marchand's power-play tally in the closing seconds of the second period. Unfortunately, he was also on the ice for both of Carolina's go-ahead goals, resulting in a minus-2 for the veteran center. He'll take a three-game point streak into Saturday's Game 3 clash.
Krejci scored a goal on four shots and won 13 of 21 faceoffs (61.9 percent) in Wednesday's 4-3 double-overtime win over Carolina in Game 1. Krejci jumped on a rebound on the doorstep in the opening minute of the third period and made a nifty move on Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. It was the proverbial monkey off the back for Krejci, who did not score in three round-robin games and last found twine Feb. 4, a skid of 19 consecutive games.
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