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Morning Skate: 700 club

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A nice milestone to cap your week.

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Friday! The end of the work week is here. Unless you work weekends, in which case...it’s still Friday.

The Bruins pulled out a win over Buffalo last night, taking the game by a 4-1 score.

It wasn’t exactly a resounding win, as the B’s let Buffalo hang around for quite a while, but hey, it happens. A win is a win.

One of the cooler moments of last night’s game: David Krejci recorded his 700th career NHL point, no small feat.

Krejci now has 702 points in 935 regular season games; if you throw in the playoffs, those totals go up to 817 points in 1,080 games.

He’s currently 8th in franchise history in terms of total points. Unless he ends up back in Boston after his contract expires at the end of this season, it’s unlikely he’ll catch Wayne Cashman in 7th (793 points).

Still, Krejci is almost inarguably the most underrated Bruin of the last decade and a half. Consistently productive, but he never got the accolades he likely deserved.

Fittingly, Krejci’s 700th NHL point came against the same team against whom he made his NHL debut nearly a decade and a half ago.

In that game, Krejci skated just three shifts before being concussed on a headshot by noted elite talent Adam Mair.

Good thing Krejci stuck it out, eh?

Today’s highlight

The next time the Bruins played the Sabres after Mair’s cheapshot, Jeremy Reich (there’s a throwback name) paid him a visit.

Today’s discussion topic

David Krejci: number retired, or no?