Seeing Bruins forward get hit on the head by a falling pane of glass after their Game 1 win was scary enough, but Bruins fans can relax this afternoon.
Krejci took warmups before the start of Game 2 and will play against Washington this afternoon. Krejci will be on his usual line with Milan Lucic and Rich Peverley.
The main concern for Krejci was the condition his head was in after having a 120-pound piece of glass come down on his head after exuberant fans managed to knock it out of place celebrating the Bruins’ overtime victory. While Krejci took things easy yesterday, he was determined to get back out there to help the Bruins try and go up 2-0 in their series with the Capitals.
Didn’t take long for Alex Burmistrov to make his presence felt — though not in a good way.
Burmistrov, playing in his first game for the Jets after a two-year stint in Russia, delivered a questionable elbow to the head of Boston’s Patrice Bergeron late in the first period of Thursday’s season-opener:
Burmistrov received a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head, while Bergeron received a matching minor for roughing (retaliating for the elbow, specifically).
The Bruins went into the intermission leading 1-0, and have yet to update Bergeron’s status.
For the second time in his career, Ryan Kesler is wearing an “A.”
On Thursday, the Anaheim Ducks announced that Kesler would serve as one of the club’s alternate captains this season, taking over for Francois Beauchemin, who signed in Colorado this summer.
With the move, Kesler joins Anaheim’s existing leadership group of captain Ryan Getzlaf, and alternate Corey Perry.
“It’s an honor,” Kesler said, per the Ducks. “It’s special. I’m going to wear it with pride and lead by example.”
As mentioned earlier, Kesler has some experience as an alternate — he wore an “A” in Vancouver from 2008-13, but had it removed prior to the start of the ’13-14 campaign.
It’s not surprising Anaheim went in this direction. GM Bob Murray made a huge investment in Kesler this summer by inking the 31-year-old to a six-year, $41.25M extension.