David Krejci fueling Bruins turnaround

Krejci is tied for the second-most points in the NHL with 14 with former Bruins winger Tyler Seguin Credit: bruins.nhl.com
Krejci is tied for the second-most points in the NHL with 14 with former Bruins winger Tyler Seguin
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bruins.nhl.com

David Krejci played just 47 games for the B’s last season, and often the Bruins go how Krejci goes. Meaning when he is in the lineup the Bruins play much better and when he’s not the Black and Gold look completely out of sync especially offensively. Not surprisingly, the Bruins had one of the most inconsistent offenses in the entire league last season and it was one of the main reasons why the B’s missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Having a healthy Krejci was a must-have for the Bruins coming into the season and boy has it payed off. Number 46 is off to the best start in his career with 14 points in just 8 games and has been in the top five in the NHL in points virtually since the beginning of the season. He has been doing most of his damage on the powerplay, scoring 6 of his 14 points on the powerplay. The powerplay has been on fire all year with a success rate of 32.1 percent and Krejci can be mostly credited for that as he is a great puck mover and sets up great chances for other players. And as a result, other Bruins players such as Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes have gotten off to good starts as the Bruins have had good scoring depth early in the season. With their defensive deficiencies, the offense needs to keep playing with the same intensity they’ve had in recent games. Krejci’s hot start is one of the reasons the Bruins haven’t been buried in the standings and they’ve been playing a lot better recently going 4-0-1 in their last five games. This weekend, the Bruins travel south to Florida to take on the Panthers tonight and the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow. They look to continue their good play and David Krejci will sure be in the middle of it.

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