Line Change Breaks David Krejci Out Of Slump

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David Krejci defended by Damon Severson of the New Jersey Devils. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Bruins scored three third-period goals to rally past the Oilers 3-2 last night in Edmonton. 

David Krejci netted the winner with just 64 seconds left for his 11th goal of the year.

Credit coach Bruce Cassidy, at least in part, for putting the center in position to succeed.

"I thought Krejci's had some jump lately," Cassidy said. "He hasn't had much luck around the net, and I didn't think his linemates were as good as they have been for the last few games, so we made the switch. It happened to work out."

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Cassidy swapped Krejci with Riley Nash. So, bye bye Ryan Spooner and Jake DeBrusk, and hello David Backes and Danton Heinen.

Those two assisted on Krejci's go-ahead goal.

"I had so many scoring chances the last few games," Krejci said. "You just gotta stick with it, work extra hard. Eventually it's going to go in, you gotta believe you're a good player ... I can just forget about it, move on, and start playing good hockey."

Krejci hadn't scored in his previous six games. Now, he's happy to get a little rest.

"Now we have a few days off, regroup, and get back at it," he said.

B's will visit Toronto Saturday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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