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.
Krejci told reporters he is not planning to retire when his current contract runs up following the 2020-21 campaign, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.
Considering Krejci has spent his entire 14-year career with the Bruins, re-signing with Boston would seemingly be his preference when it comes time for a new deal. Still, with the salary cap situation in flux due to the 2019-20 season suspension, Boston may have to make the difficult choice of allowing the center to walk in free agency, especially considering he currently costs the club $7.25 million against the cap.
Krejci posted an assist, three shots on net and two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Krejci earned the secondary helper on Charlie McAvoy's overtime tally. In the center's last five games, he's racked up two goals and four assists. For the season, Krejci has 38 points (13 scores, 25 helpers), 64 shots and a plus-21 rating in 46 contests. He's not going to keep pace with the Bruins' best players, but his strong production can help fantasy owners.
Krejci delivered two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Wild.
The venerable pivot has a propensity for multi-point games, having already compiled 13 of those this season. Boston has a cushy lead atop the Atlantic Division standings, with Krejci deserving recognition for his dependable contributions as a second-line center.
Krejci (upper body) scored the game-winning goal on his lone shot of the game and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Vegas.
The 33-year-old missed Boston's previous two games but made an immediate impact in his first game back. He set up Jeremy Lauzon's first goal of the season in the first period, the scored the game's decisive goal with 7:42 remaining in regulation. Krejci has four goals and six points in his last six games and is up to 12 goals and 34 points in 42 games for the season.
Krejci (upper body) will suit up in Tuesday's game against the Golden Knights, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Krejci was originally listed as a game-time decision but will re-join the lineup after missing the last two games. He'll be a major boost for the Bruins' offense, as the veteran has racked up 32 points in 41 games this campaign. The 33-year-old is expected to center the third line between Danton Heinen and Karson Kuhlman.
Krejci (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Golden Knights.
Krejci has yet to take contact in practice, so he should probably be considered closer to doubtful than questionable for Tuesday's tilt, but there's evidently still an outside chance that he'll be able to tough it out. If he's unable to go, the veteran pivot will have to wait for Boston's Jan. 31 matchup with Winnipeg for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup.
Krejci (upper body) sported a non-contact jersey during practice Monday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Krejci is progressing, but he's still iffy for Tuesday night's game against Vegas. With the Bruins' next outing after that not until Jan. 31, there's a solid chance the team will elect to give the center the added healing time the upcoming schedule break would afford him. In the meantime, Charlie Coyle is centering Boston's second line.
Krejci (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Penguins, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Krejci will miss a second straight game, so Charlie Coyle has been bumped up to the second-line center role. The 33-year-old Krejci is still considered day-to-day. His loss is a big one, however, as he's stacked up 32 points over 41 games.
Krejci (undisclosed) missed practice Saturday, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Krejci has now missed practice for the second straight day, making him a longshot for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. Par Lindholm should continue dressing during his absence.
Krejci (undisclosed) missed practice Friday and remains day-to-day heading into Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh.
Krejci notched three goals and one assist in his last five outings prior to getting hurt. If the center is still sidelined Sunday, Charlie Coyle figures to continue getting a look at a top-six role.
Krejci (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he will miss Thursday's game versus the Penguins, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Krejci's absence leaves a major hole up front against a Penguins squad riding a four-game winning streak. Par Lindholm will draw into Thursday's lineup in his place, while the veteran pivot will aim to get right ahead of the rematch with Pittsburgh back in Boston on Sunday.
Krejci (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with Pittsburgh, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
It isn't clear what's bothering Krejci, but his status against the Penguins won't be confirmed until the Bruins take the ice for pregame warmups. If the veteran pivot is unable to go, Par Lindholm will draw into the lineup in his stead.
Krejci scored two goals, one on the power play, in Monday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Flyers.
The Bruins's second line was the more effective unit for a change, but Krecji's second tally midway through the second period proved to be Boston's final one of the night. The 33-year-old has 11 goals and 32 points through 40 games.
Krejci scored a short-handed, empty-net goal and had two shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Predators.
Krejci was one of four Bruins to score while shorthanded Tuesday, his tally coming late in the third with Nashville's goaltender pulled for an extra-attacker. It was Krejci's first goal since the Christmas break and gave him nine goals and 29 points in 37 games.
Krejci (lower body) will rejoin the action Thursday versus the Blue Jackets.
Krejci will ultimately miss just one game because of the lower-body issue and should get back to business Thursday in his usual spot among the top six and on the power play. The veteran pivot has displayed no signs of slowing down in 2019-20, collecting 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists), and a plus-16 rating over 34 games.
Krejci (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Krejci has generated seven points over the last seven games. His absence will likely bump Par Lindholm to the second-line center role. There's no definitive timeline for Krejci's return, and his next opportunity will be Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/31||@ TB||L 2-3 (2 OT)||1||1||2||-1||32:37|
|08/29||vs TB||L 1-3||0||0||0||-1||21:10|
|08/26||vs TB||L 1-7||0||0||0||-2||16:08|
|08/25||@ TB||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||0||18:31|
|08/23||@ TB||W 3-2||0||1||1||-2||18:23|
|08/19||vs CAR||W 2-1||1||1||2||0||18:14|
|08/17||@ CAR||W 4-3||0||1||1||+1||20:42|
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