Ryan: For the first time in a long time, David Krejci’s line is looking like an offensive force

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David Krejci isn’t one to get too high or too low over the course of a game, week, series — you name it. 

Win or lose, rain or shine, the veteran center often stays composed and even-keel with his comments, especially when asked to share his thoughts from a podium.

Wednesday was no different, even just minutes after Boston's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1 — a contest, mind you, in which Krejci tallied his first goal in 190 days.

“Lucky it went in, it was a good goal for our team, gave us some confidence,” Krejci said. “But at the same time, we have another game tomorrow. Playoff momentum changes pretty quickly. ... (You) correct some mistakes, look at some positives, improve on those and move on."

With 136 playoff games logged in his career, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Krejci doesn't draw too much from one result over a potential seven-game slate.

Or maybe the B’s veteran center just has one hell of a poker face — because Wednesday's win was the best his line has looked in a very, very long time.