Boston Bruins: Torey Krug Hurt, B’s Collapse In Third


The Boston Bruins lost defensemen Torey Krug tonight to what has been described as a lower body injury. It happened around halfway through the first period of tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. He headed down on the ice to be part of a 2-on-1, closing on Chad Johnson, when he suddenly pulled up near the goal. He headed back to the bench very slowly, and did not return for the rest of the game.

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There was no contact on Krug when the injury occurred. Hopefully, it is nothing more serious than a minor muscle strain, and he’ll be back in action for when the Bruins have a home-and-home against the Ottawa Senators. Krug is currently ranked second among defensemen with 17 points so far this season. So far, he has three goals this year.

At the beginning of the season, he wanted to prove to the team and the fans that he could handle top four minutes.  By and large he has been able to do that. The loss of Torey Krug meant that Zdeno Chara had to cover his position on the first power play unit for the rest of the game.

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  • The Bruins were noticeably slower with Chara in that position. The Bruins were forced to play with only five defensemen and it certainly didn’t help them as they just seemed to fall apart in the third period. The Buffalo Sabres put up five third period goals (two of them empty net goals) to allow Buffalo to cruise past the Bruins, beating them 6-3.

    No Bruins fans, we are not experiencing a joint hallucination. The Buffalo Sabres did in fact put up five goals in the third period. Well, as meltdowns go. That was pretty close to a Chernobyl as you get while still being on the ice. It makes you wonder if the equipment manager is sweeping Jonas Gustavsson‘s gear for any signs of ambient radiation.

    Well, the Bruins missed another chance to pass the Montreal Canadiens to take first place in the Atlantic. Hopefully, third time will be the charm when the Bruins take on the Senators.