Immediately after Bruins wrapped up their thrilling 3-2 overtime win at the Wells Fargo Center, the two biggest stars of the game spoke with Versus’ Joe Micheletti before they left the ice.
David Krejci, who scored two goals for Boston, hammered home the game winner with 5:59 left in the first OT, but the goal was was initially waved off as it was unclear whether or not the puck went in before it bounced out. After the video review confirmed it was a goal, the Bruins hit the locker room with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
“I know at first I thought it was in because I saw Hortie and Luch raise their hands,” Krejci said. “So I did the same thing but then they kept playing so I’m like, you know I’m not sure, just make sure I keep playing until the whistle, and see how it goes.”
The Flyers offense dominated the third perioed, firing off 22 shots at Thomas, while the Bruins offense looked sluggish.
“I think we had a really strong game the first two periods,” Krejci said. “But in the third they came out hard and they had a better third period, but it was 2-2 overtime, start from zero so we came out and we’re going to get a goal and it was a big one for us.”
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had career high 52 saves, 46 straight after he allowed the second goal.
“Obviously a couple of quick goals and a couple of funny bounces right off the bat, I thing [RW Claude] Giroux was trying to shoot one on that pass to [LW James] van Riemsdyk, so actually I had to build towards it. By the third period, I was really starting to get into the rhythm which is a good thing because they were getting a lot of shots.”
It was van Riemsdyk that beat Thomas twice before the Bruins could even get on the board.
“He had his legs going tonight,” Thomas said of van Riemsdyk. “He was one of the fastest players out on the ice. I was just trying to hold him off, just hold on until we could start getting some goals.”