Years ago, when David Krejci was barely out of his teens, veteran NHL observers proclaimed he would be the next coming of Steve Yzerman or Joe Sakic — a center who would put up 100-plus points, while also excelling in all the blue-collar aspects of the game. Krejci, still prone to stretches of inconsistency, hasn't quite attained that status yet. But nobody in their right mind would bet it will not happen for the 25-year-old — especially after watching all his multifaceted skills on display last night during the Bruins [team stats]' 9-0 destruction of the overmatched Calgary Flames. Krejci merely contributed a goal and two assists to the massacre, had a plus-3 rating and won 9-of-12 faceoffs. He and linemates Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic totaled four goals and four assists. The B's thus continue their utterly ridiculous run of success, moving to 24-3-1 since late-October — with very, very few subpar efforts during the run.
See the Amazing David Krejci
Boston Herald | Jan 6