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Krejci Keeps it Cool

The B's are 20-0-1 when the smooth skating center has a point

Friday, 04.17.2009 / 9:41 AM / Features
By John Bishop  -
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BOSTON, MA -- The epitome of Boston's not-too-high and not-too-low attitude, David Krejci hardly broke a smile as he faced the media in the afterglow of Boston's 4-2 Game 1 victory over Montreal Thursday night in the TD Banknorth Garden.

"It’s a big one, that’s for sure, but now it’s over and we have to look forward to the next game," said Krejci. "We just have to play our game and we did that."

Prior to Game 1, when informed that the club was 38-2-5 during the regular season when he gets a point the usually deadpan Krejci said, "“I guess that means that I’ve got to get a point, right?"

And he did -- two in fact -- with an assist on Phil Kessel's first goal and another with his own goal in the second.

But after the game, Krejci was, again, all business.

"I didn’t even know about [that stat] before today’s game," he said. "I don’t think about it.

"It’s a team [game], and you know, it’s good when I score and we win.'

"We got the lead [in the series], that’s it...We just have to forget about it and get ready for the next game." - David Krejci
But that's a pretty good stat, David. Right?

"And if that’s how you guys take it, that’s all right...I just want to help the team as much as I can to win the game," he said.

The young center had clear ideas about what had and hadn't worked on Thursday night, with the second period representing the latter and the third period the former.

"We kind of slowed down or whatever, I don’t know what it was exactly, but we came back in the third and we came out strong and we got the first win," said Krejci. "We always want to play our game for a whole 60 minutes, but there were some mistakes...a couple mistakes in the second.

"Then we came back [in the third] and we play hard and we stuck with our game plan.

"That’s huge," he said.

But not huge enough to smile for very long.

"We got the lead [in the series], that’s it," said Krejci. "We just have to forget about it and get ready for the next game."

But B's head coach Claude Julien wasn't so ready to forget Krejci's, or the other young players in the B's lineup, contribution to the win.

"I thought Krejci had a solid game for us tonight," he said. "Our young guys did a great job, and that’s not to take anything away from our veterans, but if we’re going to be successful, we’re going to need everybody at some point to step up, and our young guys were pretty good for us tonight."

Especially #46.




1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
3 DET 63 36 16 11 184 165 83
4 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
5 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
6 OTT 63 29 23 11 179 169 69
7 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
8 BUF 65 19 41 5 125 218 43


P. Bergeron 62 18 27 5 45
L. Eriksson 62 15 21 3 36
B. Marchand 58 19 16 9 35
M. Lucic 62 14 21 12 35
R. Smith 63 12 23 12 35
D. Hamilton 63 10 25 1 35
C. Soderberg 63 10 25 7 35
T. Krug 59 11 20 8 31
C. Kelly 61 7 20 9 27
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
T. Rask 25 16 10 .920 2.35
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
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