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.
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?