Krejci’s Return Creates Scoring Depth

The Boston Bruins are off to a scorching hot start that continued with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Sharks. On Tuesday night David Krejci returned to the lineup after missing the past 6 games. Krejci resumed his role on the second line and looked healthy doing it.

He was able to find the score sheet on the power play when he ripped a one timer in for a goal. A shot so hard that Bruins play by play announcer Jack Edwards mistook Krejci for Pastrnak. Krejci was paired with DeBrusk and Heinen for the night and the line meshed well together and provided scoring opportunities while also drawing a few penalties. With Krejci on the second line the Bruins third line received a jump in skill with Coyle centering Bjork and Ritchie. Those three gained valuable chemistry together and had some good looks in the offensive zone as well.

One thing is for sure the Bruins are a much better team with Krejci in the lineup and he showcased his playmaking ability last night again when he delivered a perfect feed to Coyle on the doorstep for a goal. These line combinations should provide the Bruins the scoring depth they’ve been looking for.

If the top line continues to produce at this rate and the secondary scoring comes along the Bruins will have Stanley Cup aspirations once again. They currently sit at the top of the Atlantic at 9-1-2 along with being 2nd in all of the NHL. A healthy Bruins team is for the best but as they get healthier they will have interesting decisions to make down the line with Miller and Moore returning on the back end.

The Bruins are back in action Saturday night at home against the lowly Ottawa Senators.

Tyler Smith (@TylerSmith4386)

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