Admittedly, there have been some ups and downs for Bruins center David Krejci this season.

Coming off a fantastic 2011 playoff run, in which he finished with a league-leading 12 goals (including four game-winners) and 23 points for the Stanley Cup champions, the 25-year-old has had some inconsistencies this year. Though he finished with a career high in goals (23) and matched his points total from a year ago (62), his minus-5 rating was a far cry from last year's plus-23.

But as the Bruins head into tonight's Game 1 with the Washington Capitals, the playoffs mark the start of a new season. And that certainly holds true for Krejci, who once again will look to turn up his game when it counts the most.