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Krejci Continues to Improve

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- The B's got a boost from the return of David Krejci on Thursday and on Friday the center reported that he was feeling even better.

"Yesterday it took me a little while to get going, but once I got going I felt pretty good," said Krejci, who played over 17 minutes versus the Leafs. " I remember — it was the first shift I had — and I kind of wasn’t warm yet, you know?

"But after I got warmed up I felt pretty good and I was pretty happy about the game."

Everybody in the B's locker room was pretty happy about the 6-2 victory.

"Yeah. The feeling was pretty good after the game. We played all 60 minutes, we played the game we wanted to play and it showed," said Krejci. "We’ve got to build on it — we can’t just sit back and just be satisfied with what we did last night.

"We know tomorrow is going to be a hard game and they’re going to watch our game on tape from last night. I’m sure they’re going to be prepared, so we’ve got to be way better than we were last night."

Krejci said that Boston can take cues from their first and third periods versus the Toronto.

"Yesterday sometimes we needed a little luck, but I think I’d say we did a pretty good job. I think we had [18] shots in the first period and we scored a couple power play goals, so that really created some momentum for our team and I think from there we just controlled the game," he said. "I know we had a few minutes in the second period where we kind of slowed down, but we picked it up in the third period and finished strong."

Krejci emphasized that the final stanza was the key on Thursday, but has often been a strength this season.

"Even when I was hurt, I was watching guys on television when they were on their road -- in the third period they played awesome.

"We talked about it and [said] that’s how we’re going to start the game, go up there and from the first shift just go at it and I think that’s what we did yesterday.

"In the third period again, we showed the killer instinct and we were pretty happy about it—I’m sure fans were pretty happy about it, so we’ve just got to keep it going."
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