TAMPA, Fla. - David Krejci
's two-goal effort helped the Bruins to a 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night in Sunrise, Florida.
|Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen reacts after missing the puck on a goal by Boston Bruins' David Krejci that tied the NHL hockey game, during the third period in Sunrise, Fla., Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. The Bruins 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) |
"I think we had a good game against the Panthers," said Krejci as the Bruins prepared to leave for Tampa. "We established (our) forecheck and we got two goals.
"It could have been more, but we should be happy with that."
Thanks to Krejci's linemate Blake Wheeler's shootout tally, the B's are able to be happy with the the start to their road trip.
"Yes, we wanted to start something good and we did that against the Panthers," said Krejci. "And we want to keep doing that.
"I think today was a really good game and it’s a good chance to start...climbing up in the standings."
This morning, the B's found themselves tied with the Montreal Canadiens for first in the NHL's Northeast Division and third overall in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
However, Krejci said that the B's can't be satisfied.
"I think we had a really good game today, but...you can’t stop playing [hard]," he said."You know you've got to build on that and go on to the next game."
Thankfully, however, the line of Krejci, Wheeler and Michael Ryder seem to be regaining some of the chemistry they've shown in previous seasons.
"Yeah, sometimes," said Krejci. "But it was a couple years ago, it’s a different year and we are all different players -- more experienced.
"And we should be scoring goals together all the time, you know?
"So, like I said, we gotta build on that."