The Blue Jackets, we know, are banged up on defense.
The Bruins, potentially, might now be facing an issue at center.
And ironically it was Riley Nash – the former Boston Bruin – who laid a massive open-ice hit on David Krejci late in the third period, causing Krejci to leave the game. Krejci was not on the Bruins bench late in the third period and he did not play in overtime, which was ended by Charlie Coyle at the 5:15 mark of sudden death.
David Krejci not playing in overtime, not on the bench either. Bruins down to 11 forwards right now, missing a very important piece.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 26, 2019
This is potentially a significant development for the Bruins, who rely on Krejci to play in all situations and create offense behind Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have much of an update on Krejci after the game, but did confirm he didn't enter the NHL's concussion protocol.
Cassidy said Krejci is day-to-day.
— Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) April 26, 2019
Game 2 is Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Boston (NBC).