Boston Bruins: Torey Krug playing phenomenal hockey for B’s

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 12: Torey Krug /

After a rough start to the year for the Boston Bruins defenseman, Torey Krug is back to playing his game.

This season started off as one of Torey Krug’s worst as a member of the Boston Bruins. It looked like Krug had regressed but during the Bruins epic point streak he was playing fantastic.

Krug’s start to the season was abysmal. In his first 25 games this season Krug had a rating of -10 and only had 4 goals and 14 assists. He was playing out of position and making basic mistakes. Everything changed for Krug when the Bruins point streak started.

After the Bruins game versus the Washington Capitals Krug played phenomenally. He was making all of the right plays and being rewarded for it. Since then Krug boasts a rating of +11 and scored 3 goals and 8 assists. Even Krug has noticed the improvement.

"“I don’t want to say I’ve played ‘better, but maybe there was a stretch of games right before … Washington where defensively, my gaps were poor. I was giving up a lot more chances, creating big errors that would hurt the team. This has definitely been a better stretch. I’m more confident in my skating, and in my ability to end plays before they even start.”"

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy also gave his thoughts on the defensman’s improved performance.

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"“He sees (Matt Grzelcyk) playing well and he wants to be a part of it,” coach Bruce Cassidy said of Krug. “In my experience with him — and I haven’t had him forever — but I think as the year goes on, he gets better. And this year, the injuries led to that. He missed some time with his jaw, so he was playing a little bit of catch-up, but now he’s getting comfortable. And now as the year’s going, he seems to be getting better.”"

Krug needed now more than ever

With Charlie McAvoy out due to injury the Bruins need Krug to perform well. He is now one of the elder statesmen of the Bruins defensive core. Krug also will look to replace McAvoy’s great offensive ability that has made the rookie a Calder Trophy candidate.

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The Bruins look to rebound after losing to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Krug will look to get the offense going and hopefully start another streak for the B’s.