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The accepted wisdom is that there is no switch to flip, no easy way for a player to automatically lift his game and his production when the postseason comes. Accepted wisdom? Meet David Krejci, and the Bruins top line.
“He is proof that you can,” Milan Lucic said. “I mean, us as a line, we’re all proof that we can.”
It’s not that Krejci has been a disappointment in the regular season, though there were struggles at times last season. But the center has been that much better in the postseason, that much more productive, as he raises his game from very good center to the best in the NHL.
Krejci did come up with a few theories for the change in production: the familiarity of opponents, the scouting, the style of hockey. But, he acknowledged, “It’s a really tough question.”