Torey Krug was the spark plug for the Bruins in their Game 1 victory over the Blues.

While Krug's contributions didn't show up in the box score, his tussle with David Perron followed by his helmet-less hit on Robert Thomas set the tone for Boston's 4-2 win. The Bruins defenseman even managed to freak out Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington in the process.

Following Monday night's game, Binnington described his frightening interaction with Krug after the hit on Thomas.

"It was more a stare," Binnington said. "His pupils were pretty big. I don't know if he's on something, but he was pretty fired up."

Binnington may have been a bit taken aback by Krug's intensity in Game 1, but his teammates loved every second of it. David Backes went as far as to say the hit on Thomas gave him "goosebumps."

Also showing appreciation for Krug's hit was Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who chimed in with his fired up reaction on Twitter.

Krug and the B's will look to maintain that same level of competitiveness in Game 2, which will take place Wednesday night at TD Garden.

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