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Krug Gets First NHL Point in 3-1 Win

Friday, 04.6.2012 / 9:13 AM ET / Features
By Anthony Gulizia  - BostonBruins.com
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Krug Gets First NHL Point in 3-1 Win
BostonBruins.com – When Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was unable to remain in the game midway through the second period in last night’s 3-1 win over Ottawa, Boston’s defense was forced to operate on a five-man rotation.

Like the rest of the defensemen, Bruins rookie Torey Krug was challenged with more ice time and responded well, as he recorded his first NHL point when he assisted Milan Lucic’s third period goal.

“It feels great,” Krug said. “It was the end of my shift – I was trying to keep it simple and [Dennis Seidenberg] shot [the puck] over to me and I just gave it up to Luch and was trying to get off the ice and it just went in.”

After Krug dished the puck to Lucic, No. 17 passed it to David Krejci, who then sent it back to the Bruins power forward for the score.

In just his second NHL game, Krug finished the contest with a total of 15:57 on the ice – including 2:06 on the power play and 46 seconds on the penalty kill.

“He’s a guy I think deserved a lot of credit for the way he handled himself tonight,” Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said. “Going down to five Ds in the second period, and just the way he handled the puck and he moved, and he seemed a lot more confident than the first game and he skated and moved that puck so well.

“I really liked his game, I thought he was a solid contributor and certainly a really good player.”

Since joining the team March 27, Krug has consistently mentioned that his new teammates have helped him along, and last night was no different.

“They make me feel really comfortable out there," said Krug. "They teach me every time I come off a shift and talk to me so all my credit goes to my teammates.”

And while Krug praised his teammates’ welcoming hospitality, Bruins veteran Shawn Thornton offered praise for the 20-year-old defenseman.

“I’ll tell you what, if I had any sort of luck or skill he would have three points [last] tonight,” Thornton joked. “He made some unbelievable plays out there.

"For only playing two games in this league, I thought he’s handled himself really well.”

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