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A Lesson Learned

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- There was a sense of disappointment in the Bruins locker room following the B's 2-1 shootout victory, but there was also a sense of relief.

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"Yeah, I don't know if we deserve this win tonight, but we'll take it," said Boston Bruins forward David Krejci. "I think games like that happen sometimes and I think we battled through it and we got our two points so we'll take that."

The B's got their two points thanks in large part to Krejci's heroics in the shootout. with the penalty shot contest tied at 1-1, Krejci lined up at center ice.

"You know, I knew what I'm going to do," said Krejci. "Obviously, we practiced some things.

"With [Tuukka Rask] we do shootouts at the end of the practice, but Tuukks knows me pretty well in the last few years, so it's kind of hard to score.

"But these other goalies they don't know what I do so I knew exactly what I'm going to do and it worked this time."

Krejci beat Columbus' Curtis Sanford and when Rask shut the door on the Blue Jackets Antoine Vermette, the B's had a seventh consecutive victory and sixth-straight victory in TD Garden.

However, the B's were shaking their heads after the game.

"Well, I guess we kind of thought it was going to be an easy game, but it wasn't," said Krejci. "They came here to play and they were really hard on their sticks and they were winning lots of battles, so I don't think we were ready for that.

"It was a very tough game."

The Bruins looked as if fatigue might have been a factor.

"It could be," said Krejci. "Especially the last few games, they were really hard and took lots of energy out of us so maybe it looked like it, but...the effort was still there.

"We still battled through it and at the end of the night we had our two points so we're happy about that."

But that doesn't mean the B's will ignore the lesson.

"Don't take anybody lightly," said Krejci. "You know to end a streak- you can lose against the last place team, you can beat badly the first place team.

"Just don't take anybody lightly and just play your game.

"I think that's what we have to do from now on," he said.
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