'Freddy' Krug may give Penguins nightmares

Bruins Torey Krug (left) is congratulated by teammate Dennis Seidenberg after scoring against the...

Bruins Torey Krug (left) is congratulated by teammate Dennis Seidenberg after scoring against the Rangers during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal in Boston, May 25, 2013. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:36 PM ET

BOSTON - Bruins winger Shawn Thornton referred to him as “Freddy.”

That’s Freddy as in Freddy Krueger from The Nightmare on Elm Street series of slasher flicks.

Bruins rookie defenceman Torey Krug might only be five games into his NHL playoff career, but he’s already got a nickname, four goals and the ability to be a nightmare for opposing teams.

Krug was called up from the Bruins’ Providence AHL farm club for the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers when veteran defenceman Dennis Seidenberg was injured in Game 7 of the opening round of the playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

At 5-foot-9 (standing on a phone book) he’s a waterbug type of player who brought speed and the ability to get shots through to the net against the Rangers in the second round. The power play has been an issue for the Bruins and Krug scored three of his four goals with the man advantage, showing off a sharp one-timer.


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