BOSTON -- Early Monday afternoon, Pittsburgh Penguins and Team USA head coach Dan Bylsma said Bruins defenseman Torey Krug is being considered for a spot on the roster for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
The 22-year-old Michigan native helped his cause Monday night when he scored the game-winning goal to lift Boston to a 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins at TD Garden. His slap shot from the left face-off dot beat Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury only 34 seconds into the extra period.
After the win, a confident Krug didn’t want to talk about his Olympic hopes, saying he’s only focused on the Bruins.
“I don’t think about it,” he said. “I’m just worried about what’s going on here with the Boston Bruins and trying to help them win games, and trying to make sure I solidify my game and make sure I’m in the lineup every night.”
Pressured further and asked if he thought Bylsma’s comments were a compliment, Krug said, “Sure. I don’t know. Yes.”
Krug has three goals and five assists for eight points in his last 10 games. Overall, he has seven goals and 15 points in 24 games.