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David Krejci: 'We kept pushing forward and we got rewarded'

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  June 9, 2011 01:49 AM

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Bruins forward David Krejci spoke about Wednesday night's huge win over the Canucks and how the team was able to neutralize Vancouver’s offense.

"We played on our toes and on our heels and we battled through," Krejci said. "We talked about going out there and try to get the first goal and that’s what happened. We kept pushing forward and we got rewarded."

Krejci talked about what changed after the Bruins went down 0-2 in the series before returning home and putting the brakes on Vancouver’s speed.

"You know, we just play, like I said. We don’t worry about anything else, we just play like we can and we want to," Krejci said. "The home-ice advantage helps a lot. We won two, and they won two too, so hopefully we can break the ice and steal one in their building."

More from Krejci's postgame media session in the Bruins locker room:

On what the message was coming back home after losing the first two games in the series, and having a lot of people write them off…
"We try to stay away from stuff like that. We knew we deserved to be here. So people can talk however they want — we don’t care. We forget about win or lose the next day and try to get our next one."

On what it was like to see Nathan Horton come back and present the jacket to Rich Peverley…
"Obviously it’s good to see him. It’s good to see him smile. He’s a great guy and friend, so it was good. I can’t describe it. He’s a great guy and good friend so it’s really, really, really good to see him. I was so glad he came."

On Peverley’s performance on the first line tonight…
"I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him, but you know, when he had the chance he did very good. So hopefully we can keep it going."

On Peverley’s ability to explode and make plays…
"He’s got great speed too. He played his game today fast, he didn’t try to do extra or put any pressure on his shoulders. He just went there to play the game and me and [Milan] Lucic tried to help him out. So good for him, and like I said, hopefully we can keep it going."

On if there was anything he said to his new linemate Peverley before the game…
"You know what? Yeah, we talked about playing together, but we didn’t really get to talk too much. I didn’t want to put anything on him. He’s a good player and if you put too much stuff on him then it’s tough to play and you don’t know what to do, so we try to stay away from it and clear our heads. We have a good way to go and we did a good job tonight."

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