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Krejci, Seguin bust their slumps together in Bruins win

Mar 1, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

Let me go ahead and make a totally bold prediction: this won’t be the last time that David Krejci and Tyler Seguin will play on the same line.

The two talented forwards have been struggling lately, but they exploded to power the Boston Bruins’ action-packed 4-3 overtime victory against the New Jersey Devils. Krejci scored a hat trick – including the OT winner – while Tyler Seguin (one goal, one assist) and Milan Lucic (two assists) compiled two-point nights.

February to forget

Going into February, Krejci was making a serious argument for “most underrated forward” status – at least with people who throw the term around a bit loosely. Things got ugly for him in the shortest month of the year as he had just two goals and zero assists in 13 games.

Seguin’s February wasn’t quite as rough, but the dynamic 20-year-old has had some serious issues finding the net. Seguin scored just one goal in the month (Feb. 5 against Washington) despite hammering 51 shots on net.

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Perhaps the two forwards can eye the finish line now that the playoffs are barely a month away, as Krejci already has more points in March (three) than February (two) while Seguin matched his goal output from February tonight.

That’s the luxury Claude Julien enjoys, though; on any given night he has a slew of useful forwards to put together – even with important pieces such as Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley on the mend.

Let me ask, then: could a rejuvenated Seguin-Krejci combo make Boston fearsome again?

  1. blomfeld - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE …

    As an ardent LA KIngs fan, I have to say that this amounts to positively nothing. The Bruins have essentially been a “500” team since they were “violated” at home by the Sisters back on January 7th. I respect the Bruins for what they did last June, I really do. But I’m now convinced that that will become nothing but a fond memory for them. It’s a shame, but as the adage says, time indeed waits for no one …

    ps: please allow me to offer Boston fans this poignant number by Elvis:

    • bruins33 - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 AM

        Hey! It wasn’t his fault! His glove finger just got stuck in the upright position. He didn’t mean to do it.

    • amerika1313 - Mar 2, 2012 at 8:39 AM

      The Bruins were essentially a .500 team from March 1 through the end of last season as well. Turned out alright for them then. I think it’s actually a good thing that they had the month they had. Get it out of the system and have the time to experiment with some new lines (a la last night) to get tuned up for the post-season. They got some new blood in at the trade deadline that I think will pay off in terms of team defense (upgrade from Corvo to Zanon), and experience (in Rolston). Plus, as long as Peverley and Horton get back on track, I’m sure they’ll be just fine come Playoffs time.

    • odj810 - Mar 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      the la kings won 2 out of 3 games. get over it. there a fringe playoff team

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