Torey Krug On His Big Hit On Robert Thomas

    Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug may be small, but he leveled Blues forward Robert Thomas


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    On if the St. Louis Blues were trying to get into his head…

    “Every game in the NHL, since I’ve been in the league. I’m a 5-foot-9 defenseman. I’d probably doing the same thing if I was on the opposing team. I’d probably try to run me right through the boards. It’s no secret that a strength of mine bringing up pucks and their strength is being on the
    forecheck, so they’re going to be coming. I know that. They’ve been coming all playoffs.”

    On if he was surprised about the animosity from the St. Louis Blues…

    “When everything is on the line like that, it’s going to come to the surface a lot quicker. This isn’t a team we see too often, so the rivalry factor isn’t there, but I’m sure by the end of the series, it will be something to talk about for a very long time.”

    On how important it is to get offensive contributions from guys like Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy…

    “That’s the NHL today. If you get contributions from your backline, if you get contributions from your bottom 6 forwards, you’re going win a lot of hockey games and you’re going to have a chance to go far in the playoffs. And that’s what we’ve had up to this point and that’s what we had tonight. And that’s why we won the game. It’s crucial.”

    On if he was aware that the St. Louis Blues had the most points among defensemen…

    “No idea, couldn’t tell you.”

    On if he knows how important the hit that he delivered on Robert Thomas…
    It’s part of the game. And momentum swings give your team boosts of energy. I don’t know what they [the St. Louis Blues] were feeling on their bench, but if it pushes them back and catches them off-guard then great for our team. But I think it gave our team energy and that’s all you’re trying to do out there. Just try to make little plays throughout the game that push your team in the right direction and that was one of them.”