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Krug scores twice in Bruins’ 4-1 win over Jets

  • Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec, center, stands in the goal as Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate a goal by teammate Reilly Smith, left, in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec, center, stands in the goal as Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate a goal by teammate Reilly Smith, left, in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) and Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) and Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) looks for the rebound as the puck deflects of Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) as the Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) looks for the rebound as the puck deflects of Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) as the Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith (18) celebrates his goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith (18) celebrates his goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) celebrates his goal with teammate Daniel Paille (20) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) celebrates his goal with teammate Daniel Paille (20) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Devin Setoguchi (40) skates with the puck behind Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Devin Setoguchi (40) skates with the puck behind Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) blocks a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) blocks a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) checks Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) checks Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) sets up to shoot as Winnipeg Jets' Keaton Ellerby (7) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) sets up to shoot as Winnipeg Jets' Keaton Ellerby (7) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) and Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) and Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec (31) blocks a shot in front of Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec (31) blocks a shot in front of Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) defends the goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) defends the goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) falls on teammate Tuukka Rask (40) beside Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) falls on teammate Tuukka Rask (40) beside Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Justin Floret (57) skates against Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Justin Floret (57) skates against Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) sets up to shoot on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) sets up to shoot on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) waits for a face off in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) waits for a face off in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Tobias Enstrom (39) brings the puck up in front of teammate Ondrej Pavelec (31) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Tobias Enstrom (39) brings the puck up in front of teammate Ondrej Pavelec (31) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) battles Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) and Mark Stuart (5) for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) battles Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) and Mark Stuart (5) for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell (11) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell (11) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec, center, stands in the goal as Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate a goal by teammate Reilly Smith, left, in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) and Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) looks for the rebound as the puck deflects of Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) as the Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith (18) celebrates his goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) celebrates his goal with teammate Daniel Paille (20) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Devin Setoguchi (40) skates with the puck behind Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) blocks a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) checks Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) sets up to shoot as Winnipeg Jets' Keaton Ellerby (7) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) checks Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' James Wright (17) and Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Ondrej Pavelec (31) blocks a shot in front of Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends against Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) defends the goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) falls on teammate Tuukka Rask (40) beside Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Justin Floret (57) skates against Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) sets up to shoot on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) waits for a face off in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Tobias Enstrom (39) brings the puck up in front of teammate Ondrej Pavelec (31) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) battles Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) and Mark Stuart (5) for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell (11) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON – Torey Krug became an instant favorite in Boston when he was called up during last year’s playoffs and had four goals in the first five NHL postseason games of his career.

After a quick start this season, with six goals in about a month, the 22-year-old defenseman slowed down and was scoreless for 11 straight games. In the first period yesterday against Winnipeg, he had a giveaway in the Bruins zone that helped the Jets take a 1-0 lead.

“That’s frustrating,” said Krug, who assisted on the tying goal and then scored twice to lead Boston to a 4-1 victory. “It’s all about putting it into the past and forgetting about it.”

Daniel Paille also scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 36 saves for the Bruins before they embark on a three-game California trip.

Dustin Byfuglien scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 shots for Winnipeg. The Jets have lost two in a row since bringing a three-game winning streak into the new year.

Byfuglien gave the Jets the lead midway through the first period after Krug failed to clear the zone. But Boston tied it when Krug coasted in from the blue line and found Paille on the other side of the crease for a quick redirect.

The Bruins took the lead three minutes into the second when Krug wristed one through traffic and made it 3-1 four minutes later when he put another wrist shot on net and it was redirected past the goalie by Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.

“He handled himself well. He played well. When he’s on top of his game, offensively, he makes things happen,” Bruins Coach Claude Julien said. “Just a few times it’s about him making safe plays. That’s a part of his game he’s working on.”

Krug, who got a stick in the face on his final shift and had two cuts on his lip to show for it, said he was hoping that the first goal would have been tipped in by Justin Florek, who was making his NHL debut. The second one was first credited to Carl Soderberg before it was changed to Krug.

“Any time you can’t contribute the way you were before, it can be frustrating,” Krug said.

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid said it was nice to see Krug contributing goals again.

“The guy’s capable of doing it,” he said. “It brings an element to our ‘D’ corps that we need.”

Boston made it 4-1 when Reilly Smith cleaned up after Brad Marchand’s shot got past Pavelec.

There were three fights in the game, with Zdeno Chara matching up against Chris Thorburn in the first period, followed two seconds later by Matt Fraser and James Wright. McQuaid fought with former Bruin Mark Stuart in the third period.

“It was an opportunity for me to do something during the game early on, so I was trying to get into it,” Thorburn said. “But any time you can get Chara off the ice, too, a guy of his caliber, that’s also a plus.”

Notes

∎ The Bruins recalled Florek from Providence of the AHL on an emergency basis for the game. It was his NHL debut.

∎ It was Julien’s 500th game as Bruins coach. He also coached the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils before coming to Boston in 2007.

∎ The U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team attended the game and received a standing ovation and “U-S-A!” chant during the second period.

∎ The Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise has lost 12 straight in Boston.

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