Heading into Game 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Bruins center David Krejci finds himself in a familiar situation.
With the Bruins holding a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Blues, the 13-year veteran knows that the momentum of a series can swing at any moment. Boston led the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final before dropping the last three games of the series.
“Don’t get carried away,” Krejci told reporters before Monday night’s Game 4 in St. Louis.
Some teams might ease up or get too cocky after such a convincing 7-2 win in Game 3. Krejci insists the B’s needs to remain focused to prevent the physical Blues from regaining an edge and tying the series.
“It’s never over until it’s over,” Krejci said. “We’re really focusing on the game tonight. Whatever happened last game or whatever’s going to happen tomorrow, that’s not really on our minds right now.”
As an emotional leader and experienced voice in the locker room, Krejci’s message of not getting too high after a huge win should resonate as the Bruins look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
Krejci has anchored Boston’s second line in the 2019 playoffs, scoring four goals and adding 10 assists in 20 games.
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