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Krejci Keeps on Truckin'

Tuesday, 02.05.2008 / 12:53 PM / Features
By Angela Stefano  - BostonBruins.com
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Krejci Keeps on Truckin\'
Boston, MA -- Bruins center David Krejci may be a rookie in terms of NHL experience, but the label – and his comparatively little experience – doesn’t faze him. After morning skate on Tuesday, the 21-year old was calm and composed when discussing tonight’s big game against Buffalo.

“We’re playing with them back-to-back, [and] it’s a big divisional game,” he said.  “Both teams [are] playing for the playoffs, so those two games are very important.

In the Bruins last home-at-home series, a set of games against the New York Rangers, the team emerged victorious, first at the TDBanknorth Garden and then at Madison Square Garden. But Krejci noted that this was a different series.

“It’s…a big division game, plus it’s about the playoffs, too," said Krejci. “We’ll try to go into tonight’s game, play our game, win the hockey game, and go with a win to Buffalo.”

David wasn’t too worried about the challenge that lay ahead, knowing that the team just needs to “stick with the game plan [and] bring some speed.

“Hopefully our line’s going to help win the game, score some goals maybe if we get lucky,” he said.

After starting 2008 on a line with former P-Bruins teammates Vladimir Sobotka and Pascal Pelletier (now reassigned to the AHL), Krejci played the Bruins last game against the Detroit Red Wings with P.J. Axelsson and Peter Schaefer.

“We’re getting better [and] not just in the game but at practice, too,” Krejci said.

It’s been a roller coaster season for Krejci.  After beginning the season with the B’s, he was assigned to Providence in November, only to be recalled on December 30. Fellow rookie Milan Lucic is happy Krejci’s back.  He enjoys not being the only youngster on the team and knows about the pressure to perform in the NHL.

“It’s obviously nice to have guys around your age around, going through the same things you are, trying to make a name for themselves in this league,” the 19-year old said.

Knowing how hard it has been for him to adjust to the pros from the CHL, he complimented Krejci, and the whole group of rookie B’s who have made the jump from Providence.

"They’ve [all] done a really good job working hard,” said Lucic.  “They just stay relaxed, and they know it’s going to come [if] they just keep getting chances and plugging away.”

"I think they’re doing a really good job of adjusting from the AHL to the NHL, and they’ve been a big part of this team."

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