David Krejci vaults up Bruins leaderboard with milestone 600th point


It was a milestone kind of night for the Bruins at TD Garden Thursday.

Not one, not two, but three Bruins players reached career milestones, with David Krejci's the most impressive.

Krejci's third-period goal was the 600th point of his NHL career, making him the 10th player in Bruins history to reach that mark.

Krejci has really stepped up recently with Patrice Bergeron recovering from injury, as he's tallied five goals and six assists over his last eight games.

Meanwhile, Torey Krug recorded his 200th career assist in the first period, passing Mike O'Connell for the most by an American-born player in team history. David Backes also reached a milestone on the same goal, notching his 300th career assist.

"It's a team game but individually, these players obviously enjoy having a certain level of success, and if the individuals are having success, that breeds team success and vice versa," said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy after the game. "So I'm happy for all those guys. Krech and Krug have been great Bruins for a number of years, Backes not as long as those guys but a great NHL player for a long time."

While the individual stats are a nice footnote, here's the most important stat: Boston beat Anaheim 3-1, finally snapping a 10-game losing streak to the Ducks, a skid that had lasted for over five years.

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