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Krejci: Playoff loss tough to take

Sunday, 05.6.2012 / 8:00 AM ET / Features
By Anthony Gulizia  - BostonBruins.com
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Krejci: Playoff loss tough to take

BostonBruins.com – When Boston Bruins forward David Krejci addressed the media on the team’s breakup day just two days after their Game 7 loss to the Washington Capitals, he said it was difficult to sort out the mix of emotions he felt after the season’s end.

“You always think about what could’ve been done differently, especially when you go home and you’re trying to fall asleep and you know one goal could’ve made a difference,” Krejci said. “There’s so many mixed emotions and it’s so hard to take that it’s over, but it is what it is and we have to move on.”

After finishing the regular season with 62 points (23 G, 39 A), Krejci was held scoreless for the first four games and finished the seven-game series with just a goal and two assists.

Krejci’s uneven play was a microcosm of the team’s offensive struggle against the Capitals, as they were able to score just 15 goals against rookie goaltender Braden Holtby.

“Yeah I think my regular season was good, [but the] playoffs were tough for lots of us,” Krejci said. “We just couldn’t break them – I think they were playing pretty good defense and they had a goalie we didn’t see, so I guess he surprised us how well he played.

“But it’s too soon to tell what went wrong, what I can do better.”

The Bruins first-round exit was tough for Krejci to digest, especially after he led all skaters in last year’s postseason with 12 goals and 11 assists.

But this season, a big component was missing as the B’s played without forward Nathan Horton.

However, putting the injuries aside, Krejci said the magic that surrounded the team in the 2011 playoffs simply wasn’t there.

“Last year we had Horty and our line was going great and Horty got hurt, and we got Pevs [Rich Peverley] for the last few games in the Final and we clicked well with Pevs,” Krejci said. “So, I guess it goes with all the little things that went well and we were getting those breaks [last season].”

“We went to three Game 7s and won all of them so we played well but we also had some breaks and luck on our side and you need that if you’re going to win a championship and this year we didn’t get it. We lost in Game 7. Obviously, we didn’t play the same as we did the year before but on the other hand we didn’t get those breaks.”

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