Boston Bruins: David Krejci Doesn’t Want To Be A Point Leader


Things are starting to look up for the Boston Bruins. Their 5-3 win over the New York Islanders gave them their third win of the season, and signs that the Black and Gold are getting back on track. (Currently, the Boston Bruins are 22nd in points, an improvement from their 29th place last week.) One of the biggest positive signs is the healthy return of the B’s red-hot top line center.

David Krejci is red-hot right now for the Bruins. His twelve points (five goals) still have him atop the NHL leadership board. Currently, he’s tied with Jamie Benn (and former Bruin) Tyler Seguin for the lead. While it’s nice to see a member of the Black and Gold on top of the leader board, the Bruins center just wants to focus on his game.

“Points are one thing, but I’m just trying to go out there and do my best,” offered Krejci on his current standings. He’s put in at least one point in all seven games this season, and has certainly been a monster in all the fantasy league. “Sometimes the puck goes into the net, so it’s a good feeling. But I’m happy that we’ve got something good going from [the win over the Islanders]. We’ve been good in three out of the last four games, so we need to build on that.”

Krejci certainly looks healthy, and seems to have fully recovered from injuries that hampered his playing time last season. The chemistry between himself and his wingmen(David Pastrnak and Matt Beleskey) is starting to come along(especially with Pastrnak), and hopefully that will lead to a greater surge in points from the B’s current top line.

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  • Still, the 29-year old forward doesn’t want to be known as a league points leader. He just wants to win games for the club, and let the rest of the stats fall where they may.

    “It’s not my goal to be on top [of the NHL lead in points]. I don’t even want to be the leading scorer, to be honest. I just want to win games with my team. It’s always fun to come back next day at practice, it’s a good atmosphere and everybody is happy. That makes the job so much easier. As long as we keep winning that’s all that matters. It’s just numbers, and it’s just stats. Too many people just look at the stats. At the end of the day, if we win the game…if we win the Cup…who cares?”

    It’s clear what Krejci meant. He’d rather see the Bruins atop the leader board than any one player.  The Boston Bruins have what it takes to get there. If the Bruins can keep up this offensive barrage, and continue to correct their mistakes on the back-end (and if Tuukka Rask could get his goals against average closer to under three in the near future), the Bruins will be where David Krejci (and the legions of Black and Gold fanatics)wants them to be.

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