Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Krejci Atop NHL Points List

The Bruins got their first home win on Tuesday, as they hammered the Arizona Coyotes, 6-0. It also appears they've got the big-time scorer they've coveted since the departure of Tyler Seguin--and he's been with them all along. David Krejci has matched last season's point total in eight games (he played only 47 games last season), has registered a point in every game this season and he's on pace to shatter his previous best point total by about 70 points this season.

Yeah, we know--it's early. But still, Krejci has been awesome this year and that's worth noting. What's also worth noting is the way the 29-year-old has downplayed his point grab and stressed team-building and winning over everything else.

"It’s not my goal to be on top [in points]," Krejci told reporters earlier this week. "I don’t even want to be the leading scorer, to be honest. I just want to win games with my team."

He added: "It’s always fun to come back next day at practice, it’s a good atmosphere and everybody is happy. That makes the job so much easier. As long as we keep winning that’s all that matters. It’s just numbers, and it’s just stats. Too many people just look at the stats. At the end of the day, if we win the game … if we win the Cup … who cares?"

Sounds good to us, but so does 140 points, which is Krejci's current pace.

B's bench boss Claude Julien doesn't seem to mind the fact that Krejci is scoring on droves, either. "He's off to a good start," Julien said. "It's all about confidence in this league and he's gotten off to a good start. He's feeling good about his game. He's very healthy, as you can see. That makes a big difference. It's nice to have him back."