Jan 4, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) skates during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Torey Krug passes Bobby Orr in goals for Bruins rookie defenseman.

Yesterday, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug was on 98.5 talking about his first healthy scratch of the season. While he was able to appreciate how different the game looks from the ninth level, he was a little frustrated about being out of the action. “It’s tough, you know?” said Krug to 98.5’s Gresh and Zo’s show. “I speak for every guy in that locker room when I say that you want to play every single game, and you want to play as much as you can. At the same time you trust the coaching staff, you trust that they’re making the right decisions.”

If you haven’t heard the interview, you can check it out in its entirety here.  (CBS BOSTON)

The Bruins staff made the right decision by putting Torey Krug on the ice tonight in the 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes tonight.  He was a +1 with three shots and time on both the power play and the penalty kill. He also accumulated over sixteen minutes of ice time.  While those numbers are OK, it was his goal that put him in very elite company. With just ten seconds left in the game Torey Krug fired a wrister past a very frustrated Cam Ward to finish off the Hurricanes in the victory. That goal was number fourteen for Krug and a very incredible record that had held for a generation fell. Torey Krug passed the legendary Bobby Orr for having more goals for a Bruins rookie defenseman in a season.

Here’s another look at the goal with commentary from NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley.

For young kids learning to play hockey, they imagine themselves as getting to have their name spoken in the same sentence as some of the legends of the game. It’s Bobby Orr. I’m sure anyone of us could write a short book on Orr’s exploits. Now, Torey Krug gets to have the sentence sharing experience. Congratulations to an amazing player, and a very important part of the future of the Bruins organization.

 

 

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