En Route --
Boston Bruins center David Krejci
and his teammates are ready to leave the bad taste of the Buffalo loss behind them in Boston and renew themselves on the road.
|Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic (17) and David Krejci, left, of the Czech Republic, celebrate Lucic's goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) as Patrick Dwyer (39) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) |
"Yeah, it’s two nights to look forward to and two big games,too," said Krejci, just before the team departed for the airport and the flight to Denver. "But, you know, lately we’ve been playing pretty good on the road, so hopefully we can continue that and…get as many points as we can."
Boston, 6-3-1 in their last 10 and 26-14-7 overall, looks to head into the All-Star break and start their playoff push on a high note and Krejci said that the talk around the B's locker room centered on the club bouncing back from the Buffalo setback.
"Well, the message is always [that] we want to be a good team and you know the coaches are coaching a good team, so it’s something we talk about," said Krejci from his locker room stall in Ristuccia Memorial Arena.
"We want to bounce back and, like I said, we have a good road [presence] and we’re pretty confident about it.
"[We] know we can do it and we can grow [from the loss] and gain some points," he said.
But there's no doubt that there will be no lack of competition from the Colorado Avalanche (24-17-6).
"You know, we don’t see them much on the year, so it’s going to be something different," said Krejci. "But obviously...we’ll be ready.
"They’re a good team so it’s going to be a tough game, but we have to stick with our game plan and find a way to win."
Krejci, who is tied with Milan Lucic
for second on the team with 30 points and who leads the club with 23 assists has 1-3-4 totals in two career games against Colorado, but was kept off the scoreboard in the B's last two games.
"Well I like to produce," said a determined and confident Krejci, who reminded the press that there's no reason for the B's to panic after the loss to the Sabres.
"We have a good record on the road," he said. "We obviously lost the game, but we need to pick up our team and we’re doing pretty well in the standings.
"So, we [can't] make a big deal of the loss and then we have to look forward to tomorrow's game."