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Krejci Scores his First Olympic Goal

David Krejci earned his first Olympic goal and point with his Czech Republic team.

Saturday, 02.20.2010 / 2:23 PM ET / Vancouver 2010
By Samantha Wood  - BostonBruins.com
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Krejci Scores his First Olympic Goal
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David Krejci notched the first goal in Czech Republic’s 5-2 win over Latvia last night.

Assisted by Martin Erat and Tomas Fleischmann, Krejci beat Latvian goaltender Edgars Masalskis only 2:30 into the game to earn his first-ever Olympic goal and point.

Krejci credited most of the work to his linemates and their talent.

“Tomas, he’s got pretty good hands,” Krejci said. “I knew if I just get open and drive the net, he’s going to hit me.

“It’s a pretty easy thing to do – just a little bit move and bring it to the net.”

Other goal scorers for Czech Republic were Tomas Plekanec, Jaromir Jagr, Tomas Kaberle and Patrik Elias. The win put the team’s Olympic record at 2-0.

However Krejci and his teammates have little time to bask in their victory, with Sunday’s game against Russia looming on the horizon. After beating Slovakia 3-1, a team which then went on to beat Russia the next day, 2-1, Krejci said he and his Czech Republic squad are confident.

“Hopefully. If the Slovaks did it, I’m pretty sure we can do it too,” he said. “Starting today, it was the first time I think we were great.

“If we keep going with that, then we’re going to have a very good chance to win the game – that’s what we have to do.”

He added that they hope to repeat their three-goal first period.

“We’ve got to play Sunday’s game the same as we started today,” he said.

With the stakes at an all-time high, Krejci said he plans on looking to his Boston Bruins teammates and fellow Olympians to keep things light.

“I’m going to enjoy tomorrow and the day off, and then go eat, and hopefully meet some guys from the team and chat with them a little bit and loosen up myself and get ready for Sunday’s game,” he said.

No matter the outcome of the Russian match-up however, Krejci said he’s going to continue simply enjoying his Olympic experience and his time with his countrymen.

“I’m trying to enjoy this as much as I can,” he said. “Everyday I’m getting closer with our star players and it’s so much fun.

“I’m so glad to be here and I’m enjoying every moment.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
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5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 53 19 26 7 45
L. Eriksson 53 16 24 10 40
D. Krejci 43 12 27 1 39
R. Spooner 53 11 27 -8 38
B. Marchand 48 25 12 11 37
Z. Chara 51 7 21 7 28
M. Beleskey 51 8 18 8 26
T. Krug 52 3 21 2 24
J. Hayes 51 11 12 -8 23
B. Connolly 50 7 9 -6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 19 16 5 .916 2.56
J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .911 2.58
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