Boston Bruins: David Krejci the stand-out perfomer against the Sharks

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 29: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks at the TD Garden on October 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 29: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks at the TD Garden on October 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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David Krejci was back in the Boston Bruins lineup against the Sharks. He responded with his best game of the young season.

The Boston Bruins welcomed David Krejci back to the lineup Tuesday night against the Sharks. What resulted was Boston’s best offensive onslaught of the season.

The Bruins dominated San Jose from the opening faceoff, as they outshot the Sharks 41-17. The game ended 5-1 in Boston’s favor, but even that doesn’t do it justice.

Boston, for one of the first times this season, had a really balanced scoring attack. David Pastrnak opened the scoring, followed by Krejci, Charlie Coyle, Chris Wagner, and Brandon Carlo.

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Krejci, however, deserves to be the game’s MVP.

In his first game back from injury, Krejci finished with one goal and one assist. He also had three takeaways and was a +1.

Krejci’s goal was straight out of the Pastrnak playbook. He lined up in Pastrnak’s spot on the power play, took a pass from Torey Krug, and ripped home a goal.

The goal was Krejci’s first of the season, and it extended the Boston Bruins lead to 2-0 late in the first period.

Krejci also picked up an assist on Coyle’s goal in the second period. He held the puck to freeze the defenders, then he fired a pass right on Coyle’s stick out front. Coyle didn’t even have to move to redirect the puck into the net.

This assist represents David Krejci at his absolute best. He has incredible vision on the ice, and it seems like he can make any pass at any time. When Krejci’s on top of his game, his linemates don’t have to do much to score; Krejci does the work for them.

Overall, the game against the Sharks was exactly what Krejci needed to find his offense.

Krejci’s early-season struggles were no secret. He missed time at the beginning of the year, and even when he came back, he didn’t look comfortable. He only had one assist through five games, and his line looked out of place.

Then, before he could really get going, Krejci found himself on the injury list again after the Ducks game. Many fans wondered whether or not the Boston Bruins could rely on David Krejci for a full season.

Krejci, however, battled back from injury again, and he had his best game of the season in his return against the Sharks.

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Let’s hope David Krejci stays healthy for the rest of the season. He’s the one who holds all the cards when it comes to secondary scoring. If his play against San Jose is any indication, the Boston Bruins offense can be scary.