Who is Torey Krug?


Everyone always enjoys witnessing the team "scrub," the least likely player to make a difference, actually step up. Well hockey fans, it's safe to say you can now hop on the bandwagon of defenseman Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins.

Krug was called up by Boston from their AHL affiliate in Providence because of multiple injuries to Bruins defenseman. In his first NHL playoff game (Game 1 against the Rangers), Krug scored the game-tying goal for the Bruins on the powerplay. After receiving a pass from blueline partner Dougie Hamilton, Krug stepped in and took a slap shot from just inside the faceoff circle that found its way through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, considered by many to be the best goaltender in the league. The Bruins then went on to win the game in overtime.
Skeptics who considered Krug's game one performance to be a fluke were silenced shortly into game two. After receiving a pass between his legs from teammate Nathan Horton, he walked in and took a snap shot from the faceoff circle that again went through Lundqvist, scoring the game's opening goal. He would later add an assist in what would become a 5-2 Bruins victory.
Although it is quite early in his career, the 22 year-old shows promising signs of becoming a highly reliable offensive defenseman for the NHL squad. His poise and confidence under the pressure of the playoffs and the hockey spotlight in Boston can make him a mainstay on the team. Plus, his ability to put the puck in the other team's net, while keeping it out of his own, makes him an asset to the Bruins. Can he continue to produce for the Bruins in this series? Will he stay with the team when the injured defensemen are healthy? We can only find out.

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