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I know, you’ve heard this stat ad nauseum: the Bruins were 5-8 in the month of February and were shut out in FIVE of those losses.
Simply put, the top three lines needed to perform better. You need to put the puck in the back of the net to win hockey games. Obviously.
David Krejci picked up on that concept Thursday night against the Devils. Despite having had just two goals and zero assists for all of February, Krejci exploded for three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Bruins to a 4-3 win over New Jersey.
“I want to do my best every game and I was feeling really good before the game and I got (Seguin) on my line so I was excited about it,” Krejci said. “We click well together with Looch and him and it was a good game for us.”
Krejci was centering a new first line with Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin (thanks to injuries to both Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley), and clearly the new line (four goals) is going to work out.
Check out all of Krejci’s goals here (one in the first to start the scoring, the game-tying goal in the third, and the game-winner in OT):
The Bruins swept the Devils 4-0-0 this season.
Next up: the Islanders at the TD Garden on Saturday at 1 p.m.