David Krejci quietly leading way for Bruins

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci cuts around Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs during Game 4...

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci cuts around Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto May 8, 2013. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

The other day in the Boston Bruins dressing room, a big scrum formed around the stall of fourth-line tough guy Shawn Thornton.

The semi-circle of media was deep and strained the space around Bruins centre David Krejci, who was sitting in his stall adjacent to Thornton’s and trying, while seemingly unnoticed by the media throng, to take his skates off.

A couple of seats away, Bruins forward Chris Kelly took in the scene.

“No, you wouldn’t want to ask the leading scorer in the playoffs any questions,” he said of Krejci, who came out of the Bruins’ seven-game first round defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs with 13 points and entered Saturday’s games tied for the NHL playoffs scoring lead with Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin with 14.

That’s just the way it seems to be with the 27-year-old Krejci, who is earning a reputation for being a prolific playoff performer without much of a profile.


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