The first career NHL game is always a special time for any young player. It’s even more special when that game happens to be a playoff game.
That was the case for Boston Bruins rookie defenseman Torey Krug.
Krug was inserted into the Bruins lineup for game one of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Rangers due to injuries to Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, and Wade Redden. And although Boston would’ve preferred to have it’s full defensive corps in the lineup, the production from the fill-in had to have been a nice consolation.
With the Bruins trailing 2-1 early in the third period, Krug took a wrist shot that beat Henrik Lundqvist under his arm. The goal tied the game, and the Bruins ended up winning in overtime after Brad Marchand, who was questionable going into game one, scored with less than five minutes left in the first overtime.
It’s safe to say that the young Krug will remember this night for a long time.