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Slow Skates, Fast Start

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
GLENDALE, AZ -- It wasn't the best game of the Bruins season, but it was one of the best starts to a game on the campaign.


David Krejci scored just 47 seconds into the contest, gave the B's a 1-0 lead and paved the way for Boston's 2-1 overtime win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

"It was kind of a broken play and I tried to shoot the puck on net," said Krejci, whose wrist shot beat the Coyotes' Jason LaBarbera clean on Boston's first attempt of the game.

"I had a hard time seeing the puck, and a little luck on my side it went in. I was pretty happy about that one."

The B's were happy about the goal and, in turn, the win because it jump-started the unofficial middle third of the B's regular season and helped assuage any worries about rust coming off the Black & Gold's three-day holiday break.

"We know we’re sitting pretty well in the standings...[but] we want to get every win that we can, as soon as we can," said Krejci of the B's, who are just one point out of the top spot in the NHL. "Every game, from now on, is a huge one for us.

"It was a big win, even though we didn’t play our best game, but we battled hard and found a way to win and I think it was a good two points for us tonight."

Despite the uneven spots in the contest, Krejci said he was pleased with his line's play.

"I thought our game was pretty strong tonight, but you like to put just more than one goal in a game," said Krejci. "But other than that it was kind of hard conditions, the ice wasn’t very good you got stuck pretty fast in the crease.

"It wasn’t very easy, but I think overall, be happy about it and take the positive things and keep going into the Dallas game."

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