BOSTON (CBS) – Bruins defenseman Torey Krug joined Andy Gresh & Scott Zolak following Thursday night’s shootout loss against the St. Louis Blues.

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Nobody likes losing, and absolutely nobody likes losing in a shootout. Gresh and Zo kicked off the interview asking Krug for his opinion of the shootout.

“When you’re on the losing side of it, it’s tough. But when you’re on the winning side of it you get that extra point and it’s a lot of fun,” said Krug. “It puts a lot of pressure on the goaltenders and it really is tough. For a team like us we’d prefer to play longer because we’re such a strong team.”

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With Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg out with injuries, guys like Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton could actually be considered veterans given their experience over a guy like Kevan Miller, who made his NHL debut after getting called up from Providence.

Krug remembers getting that call and how excited he was.

“I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was told I was playing in the game, and I was on the phone with my family members and letting them know I’d be stepping in and playing in my first NHL game.”

“It’s very exciting and a little bit nerve-wrecking. I normally take naps on game days but not that day.”

The St. Louis Blues are one of the league’s best, so it was a playoff atmosphere last night at the TD Garden. Even though they didn’t come away with the win, the B’s are starting to play better after coming off a recent slump.

The Bruins are 6-1-2 in their last 9 games, so what’s changed for them?

“We’re playing simple hockey. I think before we were trying to get a little fancy, making silly plays at the blue line and turning it over and the wrong times,” said Krug.

“Everybody’s chipping in, we’re doing the little things.”

We also took some questions from our listeners using the CBS Audio Roadshow app, listen to the full interview below:



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