BOSTON -- David Krejci
and his linemates Milan Lucic
and Nathan Horton
put four goals on the board on Monday night as they continued their triumvirate renaissance against the New York Islanders.
|Krejci & Horton |
Krejci, who had a 1-2-3 line against Toronto on Saturday, has been pleased with his unit’s production, but the center wants it to continue.
“The last two games [were] really strong ones,” said Krejci, who notched the B’s sixth goal and added two assists versus New York. “We’re really happy about the result, but there’s some things we can still correct so we’re going to work on it and try to do better the next game.”
Lucic, who had a 2-1-3 line versus the Maple Leafs and who notched a goal and an assist versus the Isles, spoke about his trio’s renewed chemistry.
“Obviously, the start wasn't the start that we'd hoped for and we got broken up there for a bit and here we are back together,” he said. “Once we got put back together we talked about it, the three of us- amongst the three of us about wanting to be better and getting back to the form of play that we know we can be at, and these last couple game…I feel like we've been able to step up our game.”
Horton earned 2-1-3 totals against the Islanders in a statement-making performance that wowed the home crowd.
“It felt good,” said Horton. “We were moving the puck, we had lots of chances and I think that’s how we’re expected to play and that’s how we want to play.
“I think when we are playing like that it definitely makes it a lot more fun and we get a lot of chances to help our team.”
Horton, who like the Bruins struggled through October, thinks the Bruins have turned the corner.
“Yeah I think so,” said Horton, noting the club’s three-game winning streak. “But I think we’re definitely playing a lot better hockey and that’s how we got our wins.
“Every line is contributing -- it’s just like last year – and that’s what you need to win.
“You need all four lines going and that’s what it’s been so far the last few games.”
That said, the Bruins remain at the bottom of the Northeast Division, tied with Montreal with 12 points.
“I mean, we definitely put ourselves in a hole by going 3 -7 and it definitely wasn't a fun feeling,” he said. “It's us and only us as players and coaches, we're the ones that are going to have to get us out of this funk.
“Especially after that second Montreal game where we felt we weren't playing the way that we know how to play and we addressed a lot of areas where we needed to get better at and we've done that and we've shown that in the last three games.”
But it has to continue.
“We're starting to find that level of play that we want to play at and it wasn't easy to get to this point,” said Lucic. “We’ve had to work really hard to get out of that funk and we're going to have to work even harder to keep it going.”